dossier #SOUL SPACE   Package SpaceTimes  
    Soul Space questions the ways in which our guardian angel manifests itself as a hidden travel advisor, where the Daimonion might be found and how this forceful phenomenon can be made visible. The ultimate goal is to show that the Daimonion is a sign of our evolutionary potential.


Presentations   Over religieuze ervaring en artistieke processen
An inquiry into Socrates' Daimonion, related to the notion of religious experience and artistic processes of an artist when making new work. Accompanied by photo series Soul Space II, the lecture will elaborate on the 2017-topic with new insights. Dutch only.
  13 October 2019; 14 - 16 hrs.
Het Kulturhus, Bibliotheek,
Marktstraat 23, Borne.

Filosofiecafé Twente

programme t.b.a.

    Socrates' Daimonion
An inquiry into Socrates' Daimonion, related to the notion of religious experience and artistic processes of an artist when making new work. The presentation was accompanied by photo series Soul Space I.
  7 November 2017; 19.30 - 21 hrs.

Studium Generale Leiden University,
Room 019, Lipsiusgebouw,
Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden.

Photo series   Participants
Apostolisch Genootschap, Buddhist He Hua Temple, Conseiho Espírita Holandês (J.G. Plate group), Drugspastoraat, Family Federation, Hare Krishna Temple (Iskcon Amsterdam), Liberal Jewish Community Amsterdam, Nicolaas Basilica, Oranjekerk, Old Catholic Church, Old Church Community, Oudezijds100, Papegaai, Quakers, Shinto, Vaidiek Arya Samaj Amsterdam.

    Socrates called it his Daimonion: a hidden travel guide who protected him on his journey through life by preventing him from doing something he was about to do. Socrates always listened very carefully to the guide, because, according to him, this voice came from the Deity. Is Socrates' Daimonion comparable to what we name as God or Guardian Angel? Or does it look more like something the (para)psychologists call a 'mental radar': a function of the human subconsciousness? Could the travel guide be just another word for 'fate'? No matter what, it seems to be something invisible and hidden but nevertheless active outside or inside ourselves; mysterious and possibly supernatural as some sort of intensified knowledge. Whatever the hidden travel advisor might be, in all cases our powers of imagination play a crucial role.
  The first part of project Soul Space investigates in what ways the Daimonion manifests itself as `religious experience' during all kinds of services and ceremonies present to this very day in Amsterdam, worshipping each in their own manner what they think most important. What does religious experience mean for the churchgoers? What do they hope for? Which voices do they hear? Or do they merely opt for the coffee after service?

These questions are addressed by focussing on the profound feelings during the service when the intimacy of the moment evokes a special atmosphere in which 'something might happen'. The aim is to capture something so invisible on camera and subsequently turn it into a sign of our evolutionary potential.

Timeline   13/10 2019
  Over religieuze ervaring en artistieke processen [Dutch only].
Presentation with photo-series Soul Space II. Filosofiecafé Twente.

    7|11 2017
  Socrates' Daimonion, on religious experience and artistic processes [Dutch only].
presentation and exhibition of photo-series Soul Space I. Leiden University.

    15|8 2016 - 01|7 2017
  The series of pictures are taken during the service or ceremony of various religious institutions in Amsterdam, listed above in alphabetical order.

supported by
  Studium Generale Leiden fct  

    dossier #SWEEP   Package BackPack  

    History repeats itself only insofar as we keep rerunning the same old patterns and behaviours. Project Sweep investigates the relationship between the notions of guilt, shame, good and evil and what each of them turns into the other. The only way feelings of guilt and shame can be transformed into self-knowledge - that destructive behaviours can be changed into more rewarding practices - is by restoring faith not fear.


  Over Schuld en Schaamte.
Een onderzoek naar complexe gedragspatronen
Violence turns hope and anticipation into guilt and shame. This publication (Duth only) discusses the outcome of a philosophical and artistic inquiry into complex patterns of behaviour. The negative connotations and the positive aspects concerning guilt and shame are convincingly paired with the artistic process an artist uses when making new work. Thereby shedding new light on the concepts of guilt and shame.

Dimensions: 59 pages, e-book, ePub3
Specialities: philosophical text, building on the outcomes of two symposia, with black/white and full colour pictures of installation Lebensraum and performance SWEEP. Published in 2016 with the
generous support of Stichting Stokroos.

You can buy the book directly at

  SWEEP - Letters to Hannah Arendt and Tristan
Dear Hannah ... In a 60 minutes performance, three performers respond to silences, whispers, accords, discords and two fictive letters. Their movements are not extensively rehearsed, but reveal themselves for the most part spontaneously. To what extent is this a creative process, constructions of (cultural) conditioning or expressions of failure?

20.00 - 20.20 hrs I - Distortion
20.25 - 20.45 hrs II - Guilt & Shame
20.50 - 21.00 hrs III - Space

Thursday 22 October 2015
Castrum Peregrini Herengracht 401, Amsterdam

Read more on a separate page: performance SWEEP
  performance Sweep

Installation   Installation Lebensraum was built by Tine Wilde at the top floor of the military shed of the Kunstfort near Vijfhuizen and exhibitied from 12 October through 5 December 2014. Physically and visually the place is cut of by six tie rods. Using the rhythm of the rods as a visual tool by attaching red bands of fabric with folded newspapers, the space was transformed by means of Luscher's colour diagnostics into a 'shame space', playing with the ambiguities of text and colour language. Hanging from the rods in tie-knots, the red ribbons suggest the man in the street; the man with his newspaper, i.e., his everyday knowledge.

Read more on a separate page Lebensraum

  How can feelings of guilt and shame be transformed into self-knowledge? To know oneself in accordance with oneself, others and the world is the good life. But what exactly do we mean by 'good life' and 'good people'? And when do good people turn evil? How complex are 'good' and 'evil' and how are they tied up with our notions of guilt and shame? Masterclass On Guilt and Shame|Eichmann's heritage was delivered by Tine Wilde at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies IIS of the University of Amsterdam. Tailor-made for excellent students and scholars the course ran from 28 October 2013 through 6 January 2014.


  The masterclass ended with an international symposium on 15 January 2014 at the Burcht van Berlage. Invited keynote speakers were Sabine Roeser, professor Risk and Technology at the Technical University of Delft(NL); Bettina Stangneth, independent philosopher and Eichmann-expert from Hamburg(D); Jessica Stern, political scientist at Stanford Univeristy in Boston(USA); and Tine Wilde, independent philosopher andl artist from Amsterdam(NL). Also invited were the students from the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies to share their findings with the speakers and the public. After weighing and discussing the pros and cons of the various insights by speakers and public, one of the students made a sharp remark: 'That is all very well and fine, but I still do not know exactly what we mean by guilt and shame!' What precisely do we mean when we speak about guilt and shame?   Are feelings of guilt and shame biologically, psychologically or sociologically determined? Are they feelings, or emotions or maybe judgments? How do surroundings and cultures influence these concepts? And what happens in our brain?

On 12 October 2014 these questions were addressed in a Dutch symposium at the Kunstfort near Vijfhuizen, together with Damiaan Denys, professor psychiatry; Joop Goudsblom, emeritus professor sociology and Frans Jacobs, emeritus professor philosophy. All of them based at the University of Amsterdam. Time and again it became apparent in the lectures and during the discussions afterwards that guilt and shame are social, and by consequence, relational concepts, which might be called 'shoreless', but at the same time mark the boundary between what we want to be for ourselves and others and what we really are.

  November 2016   E-book publication Over Schuld en Schaamte (Dutch Only)  

  22|10 2015   Performance Sweep - letters to Hannah Arendt and Tristan. Project space Castrum Peregrini Amstrdam  

  12|10 2014   Symposium (Dutch only), Kunstfort near Vijfhuizen  

  15|1 2014   International symposium On Gult and Shame, de Burcht Amsterdam  

  28|10 2013 - 6|1 2014   Masterclass On Guilt and Shame, commissioned by the Institute for Inderdisciplinary Studies University of Amsterdam  

supported by
  kunstfort vfonds Goethe Institut adj iis de Burcht
    Castrum Peregrini stokroos Mime