Thuistezien 86 — 3.07.2020

No View, The Radio XIII
Touching a Mountain
Katherina Heil & Rik Möhlmann



With ‘Touching a Mountain’ 2020, Katherina Heil and Rik Möhlmann explore the perception and interpretation of our cosmos, ancient mythologies and their underlying associations through sound and imagery. The relationships between isolated experiences, time and cosmic proportionality, as well as collected imagery and soundscapes are central in this piece. As it unfolds, the video tells a story about interpretations and imaginations of the world, scale, space and time.

Katherina Heil is a german artist based in The Hague, the Netherlands. In her work, the human body is seen as the perceptual center between micro- and macrocosm. She explores relations of the subjective and objective experience of the universe by repeatedly drawing new connections and interrelations between things, like language, matter, and scientific concepts. Transitioning in aesthetics and materials results in drawings, video pieces, sculptures, installations, and poems. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at The Orchid and The Wasp in Amsterdam, A-DASH project space in Athens, Nida Art Colony in Nida, and De Fabriek in Eindhoven, as well as in group exhibitions, including spaces such as Willem Twee Kunstruimte, Boetzelaer|Nispen Amsterdam, VITRINE Basel, Exgirlfriend Berlin. She is part of the artist initiative Billytown in the center of The Hague.

Rik Möhlmann is a dutch artist who is based in The Hague. He is part of Billytown, an artist-run-initiative located in the city center. In his work, he concentrates on digital painting and abstract musical composition. Computer graphics and synthetic sound are explored with a direct and spontaneous approach, rooted in a fascination for both the aesthetics and metaphysics surrounding digital toolsets and interfaces. Before his transition to The Hague, Rik has been working interdisciplinary for more than 10 years in Groningen, where he was part of different collectives. He was a co-founder of De Gym, a former project space, residency, and nightclub for contemporary culture in the center of Groningen. He has also been performing and releasing music under his moniker Piyojo.

This collaboration was developed during a work period in Athens in 2019 and was kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.


About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music. Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.


Overview episodes No No View, The Radio

I. House Flood — Sholto Dobie
II. Heaps — Saber Rider
III. Detached [ but Interconnected ? ) — Alexandropoulos–McEwan & Sasha Zalivako
IV. Salon Gout — Wanda Group
V. West jam — Goze
VI. Your Feeling — Genevieve Murphy
VII. Katilluik and the Warp — Bill Orcutt
VIII. YSTERA — Tzitzifriki[a]
IX. The Moon, the Bear and the Princes — Orphan Fairytale & Katja Louisa Stonewood
X. Look in all directions — Yeah You
XI. Uileboombox — Lyckle de Jong
XII. Pane, Both Sides — Edgars Rubenis
XIII. Touching a Mountain — Katherina Heil & Rik Möhlmann
XIV. On the Platform — Booker Stardrum + Chris Williams
XV. Stalingrad 1917 — The Rebel
XVI. Rainbow Bits — City Dragon
XVII. You Would Sound Much More Convincing If You Spoke As If You Cared — Horse Whisperer & Anna Danielewicz
XVIII. Rehearsal 06.08.2020 — Kurws
XIX. Planetary Synchronicity 2 — Alexander Johannes Heil
XX. Leaks — Soft Tissue
XXI. Realistik Soap — Cindy Lee
XXII. Stand Your Ground and Hold Water — ch
XXIII. 00 03 58 23 — Farida Amadou
XXIV. Western Front — Sarah Davachi
XXV. Protection from City Planning — Wendy Eisenberg
XXVI. Tone Cloud — Tsev
XXVII. This Could Be Any Day — Comfort
XXVIII. Hypocrisies of Improv — Kevin Shea
XXVIV. Number One — Sasha Zalivako
XXX. Selten gehörte Hausmusik — Black to Comm
XXXI. Improvisation on ‘An Air Swept Clean of All Distance’ — Rhodri Davies
XXXII. Paradoxes — Mariam Rezaei
XXXIII. Untitled —  Tongue Depressor
XXXIV. Tara Clerkin Trio —  Tara Clerkin Trio
XXXV. Wrens sing all the winter through, frost excepted —  Ernest Vilsons
XXXVI. Still House Plants —  Sticky
XXXVII. For West Den Haag —  David Fenech + Klimperei
XXXVIII. Summer Of Love —  Watkins/Peacock
XXXVIV. John Butcher — The Turn Things Take
XXXX. Emile Van Helleputte — Unsound Body
XXXXI. Helena Celle — Non Human Logic