Although this program has manifested at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, it began some time ago in a conversation with Ian Sweetman Roshi, a Zen Buddhist teacher. He pointed out that my approach to curating exhibitions, and interest in the audience’s reception of them, was similar to the fundamental teaching of conditioned arising. This teaching says that all causes and conditions arise and cease interdependently. Looking into this as well as ecological feminism, the development of this program brought me to Martine Batchelor.

Eloise Sweetman