Het Vijfde Seizoen

Artist in residence in the psychatric institution Willem Arntsz Hoeve / Altrecht, Den Dolder

Het Vijfde Seizoen (The Fifth Season) is a residence for artists on the grounds of the psychiatric institution the Willem Arntsz Hoeve in Den Dolder, the Netherlands. Professional artists can live and work here for a season.

Since 1998 many artists have lived and worked in Het Vijfde Seizoen. It is an inspiring place and an extreme experience. De line between sick or not sick sometimes seems to disappear for the artists and the patients. It is remarkable to see how each artist picks his own angle and approaches the psychiatry from a totally personal point of view.

By inviting a different artist every season to come live and work, a contribution is made to our goal of bringing society closer to psychiatry, and breaking through the closed character of the grounds. Through their works of art the artists contribute to the imaging of the psychiatric patient and psychiatry in general.

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Domenico Mangano & Marieke van Rooy in Het Vijfde Seizoen

From January 1st 2015, Domenico Mangano and Marieke van Rooy are working in Het Vijfde Seizoen. Together with the patients Mangano is making a movie about living in a mental institution. Marieke van Rooy is conducting a research project about a period of Dutch History of anti-psychiatry in the 1960s. Domenico and Marieke will be staying with their two children until late March. Follow the blog of Domenico en Marieke: http://dilutionindendolder.tumblr.com read more


The publication made by Jantine Wijnja during her work period in Het Vijfde Seizoen can still be ordered by transferring 17,50 euro on the following account: NL21fvlb0699413095 (van Stichting Kunstenaarsverblijf Het Vijfde Seizoen) Please mention: Reisgids Den Dolder. Send your address and the number of copies you want to receive on the following email: info@vijfde-seizoen.nl The publication costs 15,- euro. The total amount (including the shipping costs) is 17,50 euro. read more