Having worked together in smaller collaborations before, we are now coming together for the first time as one group. We are interested in various forms of transformation, with the goal of never arriving. In the weeks prior to our residency we decided to get into the mood of endlessly transforming things by creating small artworks and then handing them over to each other. This was our base to define 5 starting questions of research.
WHO WE ARE
Jasiek Mischke (NL/PL) is a spoken word performance artist that comes from a visual art background. Mark Christop Klee (DE) and Coralie Merle (CH) met during their studies of contemporary dance in Amsterdam. Sarah Kerbosch (NL) and Guusje de Bruin (NL) started working together after their studies of Fashion Design in Arnhem. As a group we are interested in the intersection of visuals, text, performance and movement.
5 QUESTIONS ON HOW WE CAN CREATE TRANSFORMATION BY …
- adding on … (growing)
- interaction of body and entity
- recognising and un-recognising
- expanding and condensing
- pulling the fish out of its universe
In the first week we worked on the following 3 questions:
How can we create transformation by …adding on … (growing)
Piling up endlessly, growing, more is more, never building down! Oversaturation, shifting focal points while constantly adding .
The start is never by itself
One step is always two
Moving backwards is not real
Jumping is moving upwards for a short period
Losing definitions through constant expansion of information.
How can we create transformation by …interaction of body and entity
Merging the body and object, body <> skin, fabric <> object, function of object, presence/absence of entity, interaction between contrasting, melting through, clashing with, impairing, advancing, enhancing
Inside out outside inside through
Outer shell without a border
Closeness through distance
Objects are entities, bodies are entities, objects close to the body start to become part of the bodies they are interacting with.