Sculptural act Francine Claassen

Due to the lockdown, this live act was performed and filmed on Saturday December 19 and can be viewed online here.

Click here to watch the video

Duration: 3.14 min.
Performer: Lobke van Kommer

About the sculptural act:
A sculpture under construction. Slats keep it in balance. The lower part is modeled.

A bird-like that follows you. A manifesto written on the dress.

Let’s give the unseen and the indomitable a place again
Let’s grunt without moving
Making our frothy mouths crow
Frightened branches, brusquely …

On the board behind her: Folded like a cord

About Francine Claassen
“Not knowing” offers Francine Claassen an opening through which other forms and insights arise. In her latest visual works there is a relationship to language. Own words and texts are combined with texts of others. By cutting and reassembling, expressions are created that represent a certain constitution.

Shapes, colors, different materials and images of parts of the body; Francine Claassen composes her visual work as if she were writing a poem.

Read more about Francine Claassen here.
Her work was on show on the second floor of the Dromers & Romantici.

 

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Side program 19 December: Sculptural act Francine Claassen

Whatever you still had credit from UtrechtDownUnder!

Sculptural act Francine Claasen

As this live act cannot take place at UtrechtDownUnder on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December due to the lockdown, we will make a video of it which can be viewed online from Saturday 19 December.

Performer: Lobke van Kommer
When: Saturday December 19
Location: online

About the sculptural act:

A sculpture under construction. Slats keep it in balance. The lower part is modeled.

A bird-like that follows you. A manifesto written on the dress.

Let’s give the unseen and the indomitable a place again
Let’s grunt without moving
Making our frothy mouths crow
Frightened branches brusquely …

On the board behind her: Folded like a cord

About Francine Claassen
The “not knowing” offers Francine Claassen an opening through which other forms and insights arise. In her latest visual works there is a relationship to language. Own words and texts are combined with texts of others. By cutting and reassembling, expressions are created that represent a certain constitution. Shapes, colors, different materials and images of parts of the body; Francine Claassen composes her visual work as if she were writing a poem.

Read more about Francine Claassen here

Her work was on show on the second floor at the ‘Dreamers & Romantics’.

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Side program – The Critic performance

During UtrechtDownUnder, The Critic will present the new installation ‘it may come cannonballing down through the sky’ in the basement, together with various new works by The Critic and a work by Hester Oerlemans.

The Critic will also give a performance on the following days;

Thursday, November 19: 4 pm / 5 pm / 6 pm / 7 pm (performed by Thyrza Band and Caz Egelie)
Sunday December 6: 2 pm / 3 pm / 4 pm / 5 pm (performed by Jesse Strikwerda and Caz Egelie)
Sunday December 20: 2 pm / 3 pm / 4 pm / 5 pm (performed by Thyrza Band and Caz Egelie)

 

 

Side program – Walk as a performance

by Ienke Kastelein

CHAPTER 2, WORDCLOUD palace of memory

WORDCloud is a performative walk in the building of the former Public Library in which you can participate with a few people at the same time *. It takes you along the edges of the exhibition, through the innards of the building to the space of language. Ienke Kastelein is your guide. An exploration of the building as a word machine and palace of memory.

(where the stories wander the books the readers the librarians)
All senses on edge what was / still is / will be
how relate
word to body
book to building
sound to word
image to language
staircase to bookworm

Walk as Performance for UtrechtDownUnder is a “work in progress” in the form of a number of performative walks, an installation and a performance. The project develops in a number of CHAPTERS before, during and after the exhibition.

In Walk as Performance CHAPTER 1, EMPTY SPACE – in the month of September – the spectators filled the space with their sensory presence, memories and reflections.

* in line with the rules regarding CORONA
Up to 3 people at the same time
The walk takes about 30 minutes


Date:  
November / December

  • Friday    20/27 november  &  4/11/18 december
  • Saturday  21/28 november &  5/19 december
  • Sunday    22 november & 6 december

Time:    3.30 en 4.30 pm

Participation in the walk is in combination with a ticket for the exhibition.
Registration & ticket: send an email with your name, day and time
to: ikastelein [at] planet [dot] nl
You will receive a confirmation by email.