The Sand Party

2019
sculpture performance, ca. 12 min
50kg sand, wooden sandbox on wheels
A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam

In this etude, sand and water enter an erotic symbiosis. While making ephemeral shapes, I held a monologue about the political environmental aspects of sand. Halfway through the performance, the monologue evolves into a poetic thought-play on glass ceilings, an abundance of patriarchy in the arts, and a collective feminist solution. The piece concludes with everyone present humming Mrs. Sand Woman in unison.  

This performance was developed in response to David Bernstein’s exhibition The Water Party which addressed matriarchy, divine holding, and soul-flooding (instead of brainstorming) for alternative sex education. The Sand Party took a stand as a poetic political opponent to the exhibition and took place during its opening and finissage at A Tale of a Tub in Rotterdam.

In this etude, sand and water enter an erotic symbiosis. While making ephemeral shapes, I held a monologue about the political environmental aspects of sand. Halfway through the performance, the monologue evolves into a poetic thought-play on glass ceilings, an abundance of patriarchy in the arts, and a collective feminist solution. The piece concludes with everyone present humming Mrs. Sand Woman in unison.  

This performance was developed in response to David Bernstein’s exhibition The Water Party which addressed matriarchy, divine holding, and soul-flooding (instead of brainstorming) for alternative sex education. The Sand Party took a stand as a poetic political opponent to the exhibition and took place during its opening and finissage at A Tale of a Tub in Rotterdam.