How to Make a Coconut Shell into Everything // Jesus Canuto Iglesias, Martin Gabriel & Beng Yuenyong x Leonor Faber-Jonker

In this third podcast of the TR/X/E TALKS series you are introduced to the exhibition How to Make a Coconut Shell into Everything that took place in November 2021 at TR/X/E in The Hague.

The exhibition presented sculptural works that use technology as a tool and a language to depict what’s beyond – from metaphysical ideas to social taboos with the playful recognizable tone of the church of our contemporary industry. Four months after their group exhibition the three artists Martin Gabriel (Czech *1991), Jesus Canuto Iglesias (Spain *1992) and Beng Yuenyong (Thailand *1987) come back to TR/X/E to reflect on it together with writer and artist Leonor Faber-Jonker. From their DIY use of technology the conversation moves along topics such as the Buddhism of shopping malls, indifferent algorithms and the search for meaning, consequently asking: What can things be because of technology?


Martin Gabriel, Jesus Canuto Iglesias, Beng Yuenyong

Curation and Production

Nele Brökelmann

Production Assistant

Katarina Petrović, Sophia Bulgakova and Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir

Sound Design

Henrique Gonçalves


Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir

Curation Assistance

Katarina Petrović


Selina Landis and Clara Lezla