Freed from desire
Dig: Alter Ego
Ceramics, soil, sound recording (4,23 min)
Group show with:
Thom Driver, Cécile Tafanelli and Roman Tkachenko will be live streamed between the performances, from 12-17.00, Friday 5 – Sunday 7 March and Friday 12 – Sunday 14 March.
For the exhibition Freed From Desire, I will continue an ongoing empirical research and methodology for which I will dig several holes in the garden of Reneenee, in the size and scale of my own body. A sound piece will be coming from the mound of excavated soil and will accompany me throughout my digging activity in the garden. The mounds of soil will also be supported by a skeleton of ceramic earthenware walls, made from sand and clay that was dug up in the Dutch national park 'De Hoge Veluwe' and Schophem in Belgium.
With this project I will be continuing an ongoing project and research; Dig (2017), using the act of digging holes as means to explore the limitation and relation of the human body to its (earthly) surroundings. Exploring the conditions of soils, physical exhaustment, time and scale, alongside roles and rules of physical labor in our society. Since the beginning of this project I have been digging up to 33 holes in different places and countries, for a geographical overview see:
(The performance will be live streamed on the big screen on the Vijzelgracht and will take about 3-5 hours depending on the terrestrial circumstances.)
Screens from IG live stream