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Bertus Gerssen

In Situ [Book launch + Exhibition]

‘In Situ’ is the result of a 3-year-long photo-quest into the underground music scene of The Hague by Bertus Gerssen.

‘In Situ’ is a photographic ode to The Hague’s infamous underground music scene by local documentary photographer Bertus Gerssen. It documentsthe scene’s intimate environments, from underground venue Dystopia to the Autonomous Centre, squatted villas and artists’ studios, all run by enthusiastic people giving it their everything.A lively, compartmentalized scene, people criss-cross through the city visiting shows seemingly at random. Leading a discreet, almosthidden life, you have to be in the know (word of mouth throughfriends, or friends of friends) in order to be aware of it’s very existence.‘In Situ’ is a portrait of this newfound family and close friends.

Bertus Gerssen is a documentary photographer from The Hague. His interest lies with groups, communities and subcultures: from isolated villagers to squatters.

The book launch takes place at the basement of The Grey Space on Saturday, 1April and features a lecture by Guy Tavares and live music from the local underground scene. Thephoto exhibition runs from Friday, 31 Marchuntil Sunday, 2 April, in the basement of The Grey Space. Books will be for sale at the location.