Sonsbeek 20→24: Force Times Distance, On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies

2 juli – 29 augustus 2021


Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
Antonia Alampi (tot en met 2020), Amal Alhaag, Zippora Elders, Krista Jantowski, Aude Christel Mgba, Vincent van Velsen (tot en met 2020)


The thematic framework of sonsbeek20→24 revolves around labor and its "sonicities," connecting time, history and geography through a multitude of voices, sounds and vibrations. It invites us to listen to the sounds that have been relegated to the margins, to listen to whispered stories, to the sounds transmitted through song and storytelling, and to embodied narratives. The central theme of sonsbeek20→24 is the absence of a dominant image. sonsbeek20→24 aims to draw special attention to histories written "differently" - "in song, play, performance, dance, care, polyphonic rhythms and multiple motherless tongues through which memories, traditions, spiritualities, whole cosmologies traverse oceans and deserts.


  • Eusebiuskerk
  • Waalse kerk
  • Collectie De Groen
  • Showroom 
  • Rozet
  • WALTER books
  • Park Sonsbeek
  • Stadsvilla
  • Park Zypendaal
  • Buitenplaats Koningsweg (Portiershuisje, Machinery of Me, The Yarn, Hangar)
  • Kröller-Müller Museum

(several highlights)

Sonsbeek20→24 involved an ongoing program from 2020 to 2022, with online components such as the Editorial Room and collaborations with Dutch Art Institute (DAI) and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, among others. 

  • Sunday Services
  • Sonic Lectures
  • Parasite Radio



sonsbeek20→24. Force Times Distance: On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies, 2021

Design: Werkplaats Typografie
Publisher: Archive Books

On Labour, 2021

Design: Werkplaats Typografie
Publisher: Archive Books

Readers Abstracting Parables
Abdias Nascimento: Being An Event Of Love, 2022

Imran Mir: A World That Is Not Entirely Reflective but Contemplative, 2022

Sedje Hémon: Emotion of Spirits, 2022

Design: Sophie Douala
Publisher: Archive Books

Facts and numbers

. 148.000 visitors . 14 locations ⋅ 40 artists . 44 art works 20 commissions . 63 events . 1.150.000 press responses . 150 volunteers . 1536 sold merchandise