Category Archives: Performances

Horizon
photographic print

Text line:
After taking this picture, I went to where the horizon touches the right-hand side of this work.
From there I walked to the left, to where the horizon touches the left-hand side.
Walking this line took 19 minutes and 24 seconds.

Route de Maumont
Participation to La Biennale de Momon.

Route de Maumont
For most of us, Maumont proved to be an impossible destination. We had to approach it by means of just our imagination. Knowing the village for so long, I created a walk to show the real Maumont from a distance in seven photo positions. As soon as we can travel again, we could walk this route to emphasize and celebrate the long unattainable heart of our project.

On mobile phone the file Route de Maumont is downloadable for offline use.

Leave

Leave was a performance, ending in a series of photographs.
During a walk, in private and public space, I focussed on leaving places.

I avoided experiencing my movements as arriving at a place.

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Stone and ball

From the street the artist throws a stone into the gallery,
from the gallery the curator throws a ball into the street.

Camera

For an hour I walked with my camera.
Its size is 14 x 15 cm.,
its weight is 1.021 gr.

I carried it in my hand.

Shared darkness
In collaboration with Manuela Macco

15 minutes
we are standing
motionless
at different locations,
in shared darkness.

Biella, IT. – Dordrecht, NL.

After two try-outs (1 December, 4 January),
we carry out the work every first night of six consecutive months,
from 12:00 a.m. till 12:15 a.m. (USC+1), starting March 1, 2021.

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A Scene #29 – #1

On this website and on Facebook I announce small events that will take place at a certain location and at a certain moment in the near future.
Everybody is invited to be at the exact spot at the exact time to contribute to the scene with his/her own simultaneous activity (or inactivity).

A Scene #29: the real world
On Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:20 PM (UTC + 1) I was at the door of a house,
Grotekersbuurt 36, in Dordrecht, the Netherlands (lat: 51.813892, long: 4.66324, alt: 0).
On the door was a poster, showing the exact location, date and time.
I stayed there until the time runned out.

 

A Scene #28: a parallel improvisation
in collaboration with Steef van Lent
On Saturday January 9, in the afternoon, we drove through the city of Rotterdam.
S drove his car in the northern part of the city, while I drove in the southern part of the city.
At exactly 2:20 pm I called S on the hands-free phone. During our call, we both spoke out loud the names of the streets we were driving through. The conversation took 25 minutes and was recorded.
Later I drew the routes on the satellite photo of Rotterdam. I connected the mentioned streets on either side of the river.

A Scene #27: Private, dark mode
On Saturday 12 December at 02:00 (UTC+1)  I was standing motionless at the window of my living room (51.8137612 N, 4.671336 E) for 15 minutes, and looked into the nocturnal street. My face to the South, my arms beside my body.
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What is left

Walk a straight line of 100 steps,
walk 90 steps in the opposite direction,
reflect on what is left.

L’espace vingt-quatre heures

I walked around the village 24 times in 24 successive hours.
I captured all walks on video.
I merged 24 fragments, 1 fragment of every walk,
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West wind

I am standing on a windy beach in Hook of Holland, Netherlands.
By text message I contact a friend who is walking in Bond street in Brooklyn, NYC.
I ask him to turn up the volume of his phone, as loud as possible. I then call him.
We don’t speak a word but we let the buffeting wind noise of my phone
sound through that street on the other side of the ocean.

Thanks to Ed Woodham.