performance, 190 minutes, Academiegebouw, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Nacht van Kunst en Wetenschap 2012,
repeated at gallery Sign+ (Groningen 2012)
A familiar spot that you pass-by regularly and eventually walking through without any new observations. I am standing there without the possibility of movement. My hands and legs are immobile. I wear a hard plastic breastplate attached to a heavy column. This object was made in cooperation with an orthopedic technician and his assistant in the orthopedic equipment workshop. Hard objects placed on the body can suppress us, but also defend us from outside factors. In the case of the orthopedic corset, it is made to cure internal deformation. The subject-object relationship is layered; the object defends and attacks the subject simultaneously.
photo made by Donald van Tol