During the opening of the exhibition “Grow” in De Nieuwe Kolk in Assen I performed a very new, unfinished work-in-progress: “To Become a Child, No More”. This exhibition is part of the ‘Work in Progress II: The Sequel’, in which groups of students from the Frank Mohr Institute work in shifts in the exhibition space and build up on the works of the other student groups.
During the event The World We Live In, in the Prins Claus Conservatory Groningen on May 20, I performed a 30 minute set with the songs:
- A Stranger’s Shadow
- My Hunters Lead the Way
- Human Dissonance
- Beyond the Puddle
From January 25 to May 20, 2017 the contemporary dance festival Moving Futures travels through the Netherlands. The festival presents the most prominent young artists of the moment connected to the five Dutch dance houses Dansmakers Amsterdam, Dansateliers, DansBrabant, De Nieuwe Oost and Random Collision. In different theaters throughout the country the audience gets a peek behind the scenes of a new generation of contemporary dance makers.
The Groningen edition took place on April 8 and 9 in the Grand Theatre.
The installation Our Harmony is a result of a collaboration between me and two master students from ‘New Audiences and Innovative Practices’ (NAIP) from the conservatory: Kim Bosch and Stefan Kirschbaum. For several months NAIP students and MADtech students had been collaborating to create a one day experimental music festival that we in the end called Hotch Potch. So during this festival on May 13, 2017, many visitors were walking in and out of Our Harmony. By moving their shared position people could trigger sounds and music. Only in collaboration they could really move the music. During performances, the audience was also able to interact with live musicians, and create an atmosphere together.
Today launched the “The Absence Of Paths”- The Tunisian national pavilion for this year’s Venice Biennale- which I am happy and proud to contribute to, as it brings the much needed discussion concerning bordering and freedom of movement into the highly nationalised context of the biennale.
Check it out!