‘Schism’ route:

a series of exhibitions in seven historic churches

Olivia Arthur, Pat van Boeckel, Desiree Dolron, Marjolein Edwall, Shadi Ghadirian, Gerald van der Kaap, Rob Nypels

A route through a centuries-old cultural landscape, with contemporary photography and media art in historic churches. The theme of ‘Geloofsstrijd’ is approached from different religious perspectives. The route ties history together with timely themes.

All locations are open on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.

Shadi Ghadirian

Nil Nil

Recent photo work about war and everyday life. 

(Courtesy Galerie Aeroplastics)

Nicolaikerk Appingedam
Wijkstraat 32, 0596 623313
NB: Sunday 13 Sept 2-4pm no access due to theatre play

Gerald van der Kaap
St Matthew Passion Remix

A dance version St. Matthew Passion.


Kerk Eenum
IJzerbaan 14, 0596 572405 / 050 3164618

Rob Nypels
Massif Central (2006-2009)

A lived-in landscape as an expression of inner struggle.


Kerk Heveskes

Oosterhorn 18, 0596 631366

Olivia Arthur
In the Name of God

Tattoos as silent signs of religious conflict.


Peter en Pauluskerk
Loppersum, 0596 572742

Pat van Boeckel
In den Beginne

Film about reflection, surrender and violence.

Mariakerk Oosterwijtwerd
Dorpstraat 29, 0596 628581
NB: Sunday 13 Sept 2 - 4.30pm no access due to concert

Marjolein Edwall

Penetrating portraits of Chinese victims of religious

Kerk Solwerd 
Solwerderweg 5a, 0596 623169 / 0596 62362

Desiree Dolron

Disconcerting photographs of ritual self-chastisement in Southeast Asia.


(courtesie Galerie Gabriel Rolt)

Jacobuskerk Zeerijp
Borgweg 6, 0596 572486 / 0596 571826

Historic bus tour:

On Sundays 13 and 20 September a bus from the
Noordelijk Busmuseum will make a tour along rural
roads past all the churches. Coffee, tea and cake at
the halfway point. The ride costs 8 Euro per person (children through 12 free). Tickets may be gotten at the reception desk at the Der Aa-kerk, departure from there at noon, returning at about 18:00. If you reserve via office@noorderlicht.com you can be sure of having a place.


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