The Otto Berchem Show
THE OTTO BERCHEM SHOW was a project initially conceived for the three days of the Open Studios of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.There was one 50-minutes-long show, with commercials, for each day. Each show he had a different group of guests, discussing a different topic in front of a live audience.The guests were artists, some working at the academy, some from outside the academy.
Each show also included “experts”, who were critics, curators or writers.The audience’s participation was key. For those who were not part of the “live experience”,the show was broadcast within the building to the two coffee corners. There people could watch the show at their own discretion, in a kind of informal green room.
Showing your knickers (making your privates public)
Guests: Tommy Olsson, Barbara Visser, Lennaart van Oldenborgh
Experts:Anna Tilroe, Bart Cassiman
What’s the method to your madness?
Guests: Boy & Erik Stappaerts, Liesbeth Abbenes, Koen Timmermans
Experts: Sjoukie van der Meulen, Hans van Houwelingen
Art, life and doing the dishes
Guests: Alicia Framis, Shane Carn, Annie Toop, Jurriaan Molenaar
Experts: Saskia Bos, Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen