Politics of Affect

Politics of Affect

Performer and audience communicate via the few openings of the wall. Between them, there’s no possibility of eye contact neither verbal communication. Yet, the only chance of contact, through touch, opens up a dimension of interaction. The performance investigates the limits of public engagement, by creating a stage where members of the audience negotiate their…

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Approximation II

Approximation II

A new version of Approximation was presented in ‘Performance, Objects, Bodies’ exhibition at Quartair, 2017. The installation invites the audience to play a haptic game with the hands on each other’s faces. Separate by a wall, participants communicate via their hands over each other.

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Polytope

Latest news: ‘Polytope’ will be exhibited at FILE Festival, São Paulo, July-August 2018! A new soundscape and motion sensors are being developed by Rob Bothof. Thanks to Stroom Den Haag. A lightweight, tractable structure, devised to engage the visitors in spontaneous choreographies. Polytope is rigid and flexible, it’s an empty space and yet it has…

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Propulsions at Oorsprong – Curator Series

Propulsions at Oorsprong – Curator Series

Propulsion – the action of driving or pushing forward – propelling force. The construction of a geometric shape used as means for transformations within a social context. For this occasion the skeleton of a rhombic dodecahedron was built on stage during the live performance. After it was built, it rolls throughout the space, passing by…

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Parksessies

Parksessies

Mobile Environment For Parksessies Festival 2014 Haarlem, July-August A mobile space, a flexible structure, operated by the audience of the festival. The elastic geometry of fabric and glass fiber sticks, light-weight and translucent, hovering through the Haarlemmerhout Park and among the crowd. Day 2 Day 2 Day 2 Day 2 Day 1 Day 1 Day…

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The Second Explodes

The Second Explodes

A partnership Quartair (Den Haag) and Kunsthalle/Eurocenter (Lana, Italy) May 2: Opening at Kunsthalle 16 participants join a net like choreography   May 3: Artwalk ‘Selfie reflection’ – an instructed performance: any number of participants, one camera, they enter the space one by one: the first person carrying the camera will choose a spot, close…

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The Conscious Body II

The Conscious Body II

In september-october I’ve participated on the cross-disciplinary workshop/residency: The Conscious Body (II): Performance and Spectating in Paris (september 30th – october 6th) 10 dancers + 10 scientists gathered to exchange, study and explore together the performance experience (from the perspective of the performer as well as the audience) and the cognitive processes underlying that experience….

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Approximation

Touch is a reciprocal sense. Differently from the other senses, touching is always mutual: one touches and is touched. In this work the audience is transformed from ‘observers’ to ‘actors’. Participants sit in front of each other, their hands are connected to an elastic net that constrains their action into a small range of movement,…

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