Place

2017
sculpture-performance, ongoing, 55x50x95cm
fibreglass, polyester, metal, wood
Over het IJ festival, the Belgian Senate, Ferry Festival Amsterdam, Billytown the Kitchen, V_2 Rotterdam

Place is a solid object, as well as an ongoing performance. It’s taking place, both literally and figuratively speaking. It proves to be quite an attention seeker, even though it’s usually very quiet. On the many trips that Place and Sijben have made together, the artist exhibits it just as much as it exhibits her.

Place was inspired by the poem De Stoel by Dick Raaijmakers.

This work was part of the performance Mensding in collaboration with theatre-maker Margit Odems at Over het IJ festival, 14–23 July 2017. On the first of October that year, Place and Sijben gave a performative statement during the exhibition Superdemocracy in the senate of Belgium in Brussels, curated by BOZAR, M HKA and BPS22. On 2 November 2017, Place and Sijben performed on a ferry in the context of Museumnacht Amsterdam, in a preview of the Amsterdam Ferry Festival. In December 2018, Place was on show in Billytown the Kitchen in Den Haag as part of Between the Soup and the Potatoes, a duo show with David Bernstein. On 2 October 2020, Rosa and Place performed at V2_ in Rotterdam (NL), invited by Maud van den Beuken.

Place is a solid object, as well as an ongoing performance. It’s taking place, both literally and figuratively speaking. It proves to be quite an attention seeker, even though it’s usually very quiet. On the many trips that Place and Sijben have made together, the artist exhibits it just as much as it exhibits her.

Place was inspired by the poem De Stoel by Dick Raaijmakers.

This work was part of the performance Mensding in collaboration with theatre-maker Margit Odems at Over het IJ festival, 14–23 July 2017. On the first of October that year, Place and Sijben gave a performative statement during the exhibition Superdemocracy in the senate of Belgium in Brussels, curated by BOZAR, M HKA and BPS22. On 2 November 2017, Place and Sijben performed on a ferry in the context of Museumnacht Amsterdam, in a preview of the Amsterdam Ferry Festival. In December 2018, Place was on show in Billytown the Kitchen in Den Haag as part of Between the Soup and the Potatoes, a duo show with David Bernstein. On 2 October 2020, Rosa and Place performed at V2_ in Rotterdam (NL), invited by Maud van den Beuken.