Larysa Bauge Pictures Lisetteh and Jolanda Jansen
P.S. – This is Live! The Poetic in performance art
P.S. – this is Live explores the poetic in performance art by interrogating: how can a performance artist approach the poetry of live action? How can we make something poetic visible? The quality of the topic might be alluring, sensitive, soft or, on the contrary, heavy, dramatic and dark. At the same time, the poetry of the topic can be humorous and absurd, gloomy and obscure or light and ephemeral. P.S. explores different aspects of live action: rhythm, repetition, the symbolism of words, actions and objects.
Outdoor performances from 15.00 till 18.00 by Roos Hoffmann (NL), Alice Minervini (IT), Sofie Hollander (NL),
Jolanda Jansen (NL), Larysa Bauge (BLR).
Phillip Peters on the work of Roos Hoffmann:
“How can we relate to the given context, whether urban or natural-organic? The work is in fact about the question that is always recurring in art; who am I, what is my position, how do I discover and formulate my place in this world?”
In her carefully constructed but direct performances and video installations, Jolanda submits her body to various transformations, or rather deformations, to engage with the possibility of self-reinvention and release from cultural determinations. Her work often stages the passage from a sexualized female body to an animal-like corporeality as a way of challenging constraining definitions of self and of femininity. She strives to disorganize and transform her own controlled body and engage with issues of voyeurism and gender power relations. Her approach to performance art is finding a balance between her creative process studying possibility’s of material in relation to the body, opposite testing the limits of what the body can cope with and before that a stage in witch the mind is not controlling the body, but it is reacting on direct impulses.
“For me every performance is a personal investigation into certain states and conditions that a human is subjected to. It is a chance to cross borders and redefine connections between people through transpersonal symbolism of movement, presence and space awareness.
I am fascinated with the collective imagination. By analyzing my own cultural background and its consequences, I attempt to create pieces that are rather transcultural in a sense of being emotionally recognized by any human in spite of the background or individual purposes.
In my opinion, the participatory, emotional response, a sort of awakening is what becomes very important nowadays, both in arts and in daily life. To accomplish the vital redefinition of “what makes us human”
I propose to look for common ground between us, to be aware, to reevaluate and to act upon”.