Marie Borremans wrote a poem inspired by a letter from Pieter Mortamer, commander in Luanda, addressed to Johan Maurits, the then governor-general of Dutch Brazil.
Shimanto Reza wrote a letter inspired by a map of the Bay of Bengal from around 1695.
Elsbet De Pauw wrote a poem in response to an old painting of a doll house.
Jordi Lammers wrote a letter from the perspective of a mouth-bow.
Annemieke Dannenberg gives a voice to a brush used in eighteenth-century incantations.
Esha Guy Hadjadj gives a voice to a military painting by Cornelis Troost from 1742.
Anne Bosveld wrote a prose poem inspired by a panorama of Cape Town.
Johannes Decat gives a voice to the tally marks in an old cash book for a plantation in Brazil.
Emma Wiersma wrote a poem referencing the oldest existing collection of plants from Suriname.
Veneboer wrote a dialogue in response to a portrait of Toussaint Louverture, leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution.
Jens Meijen wrote a poem inspired by a contract from 1706 between a plantation owner and a painter.
Anne-Goaitske Breteler wrote a short story inspired by a letter written in response to the abolition of slavery on the French side of Sint Maarten.
Pelumi Adejumo gives a voice to a collar from 1689 bearing the coat of arms of William of Orange.
Chris Lomans gives a voice to machetes from the early 19th century that were intended for sugar cane plantations.
Amarylis De Gryse got inspired by the painting 'The Company of Captain Albert Bas and Lieutenant Lucas Conijn'. She explores the inner life of a militiaman.
Ellis Meeusen took inspiration from the 1863 law, drawn up by King Willem III, that set out the Netherlands’ official abolition of slavery in Suriname.
Bart Decroos wrote a short story inspired by a 1708 drawing by Dirk Valkenburg, entitled ‘View of a Mill and Cook-house on a Plantation in Surinam’.
Babeth Fonchie wrote a poem inspired by old wooden stocks and matching iron shackles.
A still life with cheese, that’s all Sanne Pieters needs to dissect gender roles. ‘I watch you a lot: you and that favourite cow of yours.'
Obe Alkema gives the floor to a festoon of fruits and flowers: ‘We’re fruit, flora, authentic. We want to be seen the way Yotam Ottolenghi sees us.’
Malika Soudani gives a voice to 'Portrait of a woman' by Frans Hals. ‘I wonder if they called it that because it’s a good title or because they’ve forgotten my name.’
Jasmijn Post brings the painting 'The Love Letter' by Johannes Vermeer to life. We listen to a woman whose feelings are restricted by social conventions.
Dieter De Schutter drew a graphic story inspired by the masked figure on a ferry in a 370-year-old river landscape. ‘I can never step out of line.’
Iduna Paalman wrote a poem about the rise and fall of Maria de’ Medici to accompany a militia piece by Joachim von Sandrart.
Cesar Majorana gives a voice to a painting in the shadow of 'The Night Watch'.
Edna Azulay has composed an ode to the intoxication of 'The Drunken Couple' by Jan Steen.
Arno Boey gives a voice to the painting 'The Milkmaid' by Johannes Vermeer.
Betül Sefika was inspired for her visual poem by a rice stalk, which is directly descended from rice seeds that were smuggled from Africa to Suriname by an enslaved woman.