Drawings lines of thoughts, 2014 - 2016

Performance with photo prints, videoclips and props / 30 min

In this live presentation I offer a staged rendition of the way I handle my visual archive when at work in my studio. I order a seemingly random selection of images into clusters, based on recurrent patterns. By letting the audience in on my own way of seeing and sorting, as well as by sharing the stories behind images, I allow others to draw their own connections within this selection from my archive.

It was first performed at the event 'The Artist Speaks' at De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (NL) 2014; After that it was part of the Performative Minutes series at KW, Berlin (DE) 2015; I performed it also for students at Kask, Gent (BE) 2015 and during the symposium Photography Performing Humor at De Buren in Brussels (BE), 2016; It was part of a performance event at Helmhaus in Zurich (CH), 2016; and NCCA in Moscow (RU) 2016.

Performing in De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, as part of the event " The Artist Speaks", during Amsterdam Art Weekend 2014.

Performing in De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, as part of the event " The Artist Speaks", during Amsterdam Art Weekend 2014.

Explaining objects with different angles in backpockets

Performing in De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, as part of the event " The Artist Speaks", during Amsterdam Art Weekend 2014.

Performing at Kask, Gent, 2015 (photo by Caroline Vincart)

Performing at Kask, Gent, 2015 (photo by Caroline Vincart)

Performing at Kask, Gent, 2015 (photo by Caroline Vincart)

Performing at KW, Berlin, 2015 as part of the series ' The performative minute'.

Performing at KW, Berlin, 2015 as part of the series ' The performative minute'.

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