During Museumnacht 2017 WORM presented a physical manifestation of the Avantgardistic State; a physical and mental state of being where we offer alternatives and hangouts that offer a workable alternative to dominant cultural movements. From our homebase we clearly state, and distribute our mission, artistic practice, and legacy.
WORM’s Avantgardistic State is found in a building in the Boomgaardsstraat, a side street of the Witte de Withstraat in the centre of Rotterdam. We have access to a well supplied events stage, exhibition and theatre spaces, The Performance Bar, the WORM Pirate Bay Media Archive and #Wunderbar café. Here, we organise and host film screenings, talks, exhibitions, performances, theatre shows, concerts, club nights, debates, workshops, readings and much more.
During Museumnacht the Avantgardistic State spread the word of love. Romantic poet and writer Simon Mulder revived the feeling of bygone times in WORM Central Station. Jeroen Kuster had a special edition of Eurosport, where he bombarded the Witte de Withkwartier with his exercises. In WORM’s S/ash Gallery Toine Klaassen gave one of the weirdest performances we have ever seen and UBIK, WORM’s Black Hole saw a collaboration between Kolijn Jagersma and Pleun Gremmen as The Love Imams; a collaboration that broke the borders of their art schools’ curriculum.