Studio Marina Hulzenga

a spatial design and art studio


Designing spatial experiences that connect and inspire change. Specializing in exhibit and installation design, we translate narrative and knowledge into a variety of immersive spaces through storytelling; inviting others to experience the celebration of histories, listen to the land and its people, and constantly engage the philosophical, conceptual, and social dialogues of our spatial surroundings. Absorbed in collecting and research as a means to creativity, our work focuses on uncovering details and connections that challenge our spatial narratives. In both designing for clients or self-initiated projects, we value in depth research, being guided by process and activating conversations.

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Visualization of Landing in the Intersections

Location: Berlin, Germany
Client: Theater o.N. Berlin
In collaboration with: Shelley Etkin

Beginning in a space of conversation, these visuals arose out of many inspiring exchanges between Shelley and I, in which we shared our own relationships with land while reflecting on the landing sessions offered during the FRATZ Symposium and expanding on their potential to engage with intersectionality. Experiencing a landing session, journeying into the lands of my imagination, I became enraptured by the landscapes I sojourned through and began to materialize their forms, colours and movements. Through a process of creative experimentation and listening to my imagination’s knowledge, these visuals emerged. Layers of history and memories that exist in a place, all merging together to meet us exactly where we are. These intersections of encounter have the potential to reveal wisdom and create openings for reflection and restoration. Echoing the experience of a landing session, the materialization of the visuals is created through compositions of direction and letting go; the imagery of maps with their solid, rigid lines in juxtaposition to the use of wax that flows and seeps at its own will. The visuals are an attempt at mapping the multiple landscapes and the traversing over those landscapes that our meeting here springs from.

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The studio is based in amiskwacîwâskahikan / ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃ
/ Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) on Treaty 6 and Métis territory.