This Teeming World is established by Yeb Wiersma and Claire Weeda and consists of seven knowledge expeditions departing from the Artis library collection, Amsterdam. (Image still from the trailer ‘This Teeming World’ with street dancer and movement practitioner Scott Everduim, Yeb Wiersma)


Taking the natural history collection of the Artis Library as point of departure, together with artists, scientists, shamans, amateurs and the public, we look at how knowledge on nature is being produced while simultaneously explore critical and active ways to de-colonize and re-contextualize the nature of these natural history collections founded on Eurocentric systems of knowledge making.

This Teeming World, Yeb Wiersma