Life After the Warm Up


A work/social intervention curated and installed by Berk Duygun, a social intervention, and dystopian situation artwork. Questioning a post-climate change dystopian world, what is still important for humankind, where do we meet, how do we meet, and what do we miss in our lives.

The complete work consists of a full exhibition of multiple artists and artworks, selected and curated by Berk Duygun in collaboration with many art & music initiatives from The Hague, Rotterdam and beyond, focused on the local international artist population.

As icing on the cake, a situational piece is placed in a basement. The experience is being in a six hour rave exposed to, instead of normal rave / nightclub aesthetic lights, a constant monochromatic light. Challenging the status quo of the nightlife scene, where individualism is inherent. By literally exposing everyone’s faces, presence and dance moves, and curating their placement surrounding the DJs, the work tried to connect people more while being indulged in almost ritualistic dancing. This was the first of many experiments with the monochromatic light on a ritualistic aspect and proved to unleash quite some energy and power when exposed to it for a long time with intent. 

The basement (an otherwise visually known location for The Hague art and nightlife goer) was filled with 6 tons of sand, relating to the “Life After The Warm Up” concept, where humans would be inclined to artificially look up senses of nature, the sun (monochromatic light) and the nature in between the bare toes.

 Participant Art and Sound Initiatives: Just This Place, Domo Sol, Little Big Doll House, SWitches, and Mushroom Radio 

 Participant Artists: Maarten Keus, Marlot Meyer, Leyla-Nour Benouniche, Pamela Varela, Hannah MQ, Joelle Galloni, Mizu Nazahradke, Ines Delgado, Ella Hebendanz, Soeria van den Wijngaard, Siem Beets, Kin Mun, Esther de Bruin, Malou Bumbum, Giovanni Palmieri, Aruina Nina, Bastian Visch, and Berk Duygun 

 Participant DJs: Gymnasty ( Haris Begic ), Stiib ( Siem Steeb ), Carlos Eperon Beltrán, OilBoy ( Kin Mun ), Jesus Canuto Iglesias & Gökay Atabek, Matthias König Aka Snackbar, Börk ( Berk Duygun ), and HEF Collective. 

 Graphics by Kin Mun and Paula Martínez Bailo 

 Curated by: Berk Duygun