Initiated by: Marjolijn Dijkman and Kristof Van Gestel
Involved: Pauline M'barek, Céline Butaye, Edwin Deen, Bie Michels, Alice De Mont, Marjolijn Dijkman, Anouchka Oler, Anne Marie Sampaio, Kristof Van Gestel, Dimitri Vangrunderbeek.
Guests / Participants: Leontien Allemeersch, Bart Van Dijck, Juan Duque, gerlach en koop, Lauren Grusenmeyer, Paulo Guerreiro, Reuben Henry, Laura Herman, Dunja Herzog, Hedwig Houben, Michiel Huijben, Per Hüttner, Liesbeth Huybrecht, Toril Johannessen, Ermias Kifleyesus, Karin Kihlberg, Frank Koolen, Nicolás Lamas, Heike Langsdorf, Odilon Pain, Jan-Jasper Persijn, Dina Rabearivelo, Taraoo Ranarison, Manjato Rabeharinirina, Liantsoa Rakotonaivo, Carine Ratovonarivo, Sonia Si Ahmed, Bas Schevers, Simon Van Schuylenbergh, Dries Segers, Alina Tenser, Adrien Tirtiaux, Sarah Vanhee, Marthe Van Dessel, Nico Van Dijck, Herman Van Ingelgem, Elli Vassalou, Danny Vercauteren, Lorelinde Verhees.
Partner: Vision Forum
Performing Objects experiments with objects and their possibilities to act as an interactive performer towards its users or audience. This project researches different ways artists can anticipate this process during the conceptualisation and the conception of their work. The artworks made for this project will possibly manifest themselves in different locations outside the regular arts contexts.
The project is process oriented and creates moments of (critical) reflection concerning our embodiment and relation to the objects surrounding us, moments of creation, collective exploration during site visits and meetings with invited guests. We create a playful and experimental situation where our relation to objects are tested and reflected upon. We work within an intimate group situation where people can experiment freely with new works and ideas with constructive feed-back from their peers. Besides this internal group process the project aims to develop a direct relationship with specific audiences that will become part of the project.
The home base for the meetings and talks is ERforS HQ, besides this location we create temporary set ups and will incorporate work in various sites that will act as a sort of test cases. These experiments will stimulate and create a base for further discussions and developments within the process of the project.