Performance program during This Art Fair Amsterdam

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Elbows on the table 2021 Photography by Pedro Gossler

Cemre Kara

Elbows on the table
Performers: Tingyi Jiang, Leon Lapa Pareira, Jacco Borggreve, Anne – Florence Neveu,Milu Chan, Bjarte Wildeman.⁠ Photography by Pedro Gossler

Elbows on the Table

Elbows on the Table focuses on visualising dinner scenarios as a performative act that plays with⁠ the ideas of Western table manners. It comes from questioning the possibilities of creating different⁠ eating scenarios and behavior at the dinner table, by simply not holding our cutleries with our⁠ hands. This will allow us to explore how much change this behavior would bring to our accustomed⁠ table manners and the accepted etiquette around the dinner table.⁠


Jiaojiao Li


Paper Study #20_ Breathing Landscape, Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam 2019, photographer: Jacques Martens

Jolanda Jansen

Paper Study #20_ Breathing Landscape

Paper Study #27_ encounter with traces

Thursday 26/08: 16:00 – 19:00 hrs

In my performance series Paper Study #, since 2015, this basic material paper gives me the opportunity to put the formal material in contrast with the intuitive body. In this way I create poetic, surreal, and sometimes disturbing images. Paper doesn’t interest me because of what it is, but more of what it is not. Some say paper is a blank sheet, something that could become something new, or even a new beginning. It can be strong and fragile like a feather. It has the promise of meaning. I prefer to bring it back to its basic nature, to use it as a natural material, something that was alive, like coming from the wood of a majestic tree.

For This Art Fair I will do a meditative walking performance. How much freedom do we still have within regulations? Does this make us more creative? Do we surrender or are we flexible? Within little gestures I will look for answers to these questions.


Welcome to Wrocław performance, 2021, photo M.Osman

Kamila Wolszczak

Welcome to Wrocław performance
Performance art, plastic, dust

Saved in dust

In my artworks I confront daily life, disgust, contemplating nature and man with their by-products while prettying up the concept of dirt. During this live action, I am an operator, conductor and moment catcher. I’m referring to the seemingly irrelevant micro world saved in dust. The invisible becomes visible, all together on a plastic layer. This performance is the continuation of the growing visual archive of presence, here and now.


“Carbon Copies (Frances Whitehead)”, Sundaymoring@EKWC, 2020

Keeley Haftner

“Carbon Copies (Frances Whitehead)”, Sundaymoring@EKWC

Carbon Copies (Frances Whitehead)

“Carbon Copies (Frances Whitehead)” is part of a larger series titled “Sculpture From Other Sculptor’s Sculptures,” an expanding group of works in which unwanted sculptures from other artists are transformed. In 2002, Frances did a residency at the European Ceramic Workcentre in which she glazed two toilet sets to symbolically measure the water level of the New Amsterdam Peil (NAP). After donating these unwanted sculptures to Keeley Haftner in 2016, Haftner moved to the Netherlands two years later, bringing them full circle. This serendipitous 40,075 km journey prompted Haftner to do the same residency nearly twenty years later, where she transformed the toilets into vessels that measure the carbon dioxide content of human breath as a form of symbolic offset.


Photo by Moon Saris

Kirsten Heshusius

Photo by Moon Saris

The work of Kirsten Heshusius is best described as visual poetry provoking universal thoughts about the world and existence itself. Within her performances she deals with transformation of the material in regards to the body. She creates strong but minimal visual imagery often based on autobiographical events.


Rainbow sounds

Nina Boas


Rainbowsounds is a performance by Nina Boas who is inspired by the practice of shamanic journeying and rituals. A visual journey that is made instantly.

Nina Boas (1980 Saumur, France) lives and works in Amsterdam.
Boas graduated in 2003 from the AKI, ArtEZ in Enschede. Since then she developed a practice in performance art. In 2016 she graduated from the master DAStheater in Amsterdam.


Performance Ronald Bal, Sundaymorning@EKWC, 2020, photo JiaoJiao Li

Ronald Bal

Performance at Sundaymorning@EWKC
Perfromance, ceramics

Performance sketch Error in Defoliation

The performance sketch Error in Defoliation is a choreographed work with sound related to movement in insulation. The work is based on the works of Rudolph Laban, Ralph Lemon and Pyotr Pavlensky. Who work from an ideal perspective of movement in society. The work is an ongoing research in the act of performing in social change related to science and justice. Ball will show a 10 minute draft of a performance that will be extended into 6 acts by the end of 2021.

Bal’s work is supported by CBK Rotterdam


“I used to dance a lot”

Sarah Atzori

I used to dance a lot
Performance, video still

 The Capish#sketch#loop#series#project.

Text: The idea of this project was born with the aim of creating during these unpredictable times, different individual sound installations/ videos/ musical pieces and performances which will be part of a series entitled The#sketch#loop#series#project, which wants to represent this forced period of stalemate in which each of us, even unwillingly, had to get back into the game by re- evaluating not only the present but also the past and the future.

Investigating through the lines of time, I refer to some experiences that have influenced the path of my existence, questioning the crucial points related to lived facts and new facts that contain political and socio-cultural contents relevant to me.

Through research-based on a methodology (under development) which consists of research through books dealing with neuroscience and philosophy, I’m investigating on a particular memory that I would like to paint the mood of my videos, reconstructing the atmosphere that portrays me as a child, alone, in front of a mirror.

“I imagined an attentive and close-knit audience applauding at the end of each of my performances. I remember that feeling well, and I was excited to think that someone had seen and applauded me one day, so even if there was no possibility of performing in my underwear with the song by Madonna la “Isla Bonita”.

Reflecting on this memory that maybe many people have in common, leaving out whether it was educational or not, I wonder where the need leads us to imitate what we see on the screen comes from? What has changed today? Based on these questions, how can I, as an artist, develop a theory based on my memories and testimonies of others to create a work that can somehow revive the viewer in front of that state of mind trying to understand how our brain works.

From this assumption, I draw inspiration to realize different videos and music to create an archive that looks like a medical record, and with the research through the details, I will elaborate on personal conclusions.


Sól Ey


The process of becoming another one, the course of a physical extension, the alteration of ones body. Humans are unique in the animal kingdom because of their skill to extend their body’s ability with objects. Forks, chairs, staves, and fishing rods are all examples of this adaptation. In ‘Metamorphosis’ I will explore the limitations of my own body and the ability of transforming it. With instruments inspired by real and fictional animals as the starting point, it is an exploration of what we can learn from bodies different from ours, and how it affects our senses. Constantly evolving, extending, transforming bodies.