HONDEN, TATOEAGES TEXTIEL ETEN TUINIEREN
June 18, 12:30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Zuidplein, Rotterdam, NL
Artists: Leander Haaitsma (NL), Topp & Dubio (NL), Kristiina Koskentola (NL/FI), Jane Domaliç (NL/HR) and Vloris Fisser (NL).
During one day in the public area of Zuidplein five performances will take place between the activities of shoppers and travelers using public transportation. The artists are asked to choose from one of the five proposed themes – dogs, tattoos, textiles, food or gardening – as the starting point of their performance.
Shoppers, dogs on leashes, vendors, stuffed trash bins, maintenance workers, subway cars and buses, trolleys and the smell of fried food, but also revolving doors and escalators, activities of consumption and exchange, “thank you” and “please,” the coming and going of travelers, all of these provide the terms to be used for preparing and conducting the performances. Performance art, as a volatile medium, is continually confronted with fleeting glances. The standards here are different from those in the usual spaces in which one encounters art. The majority of pedestrians are not prepared for the spontaneous encounters with performance art. The artist is challenged to make continual adjustments in order to adapt to changing circumstances and reactions from the people passing by.
PAE (Performance Art Event) is organized by the artists Nina Boas and Ieke Trinks. For more information on the performances and locations visit www.performanceartevent.nl.
This event is made possible by the City of Rotterdam, the Mya fund and Charlois Speciaal.
13 juni, 2016 / admin /