Compositie met zwart en wit nr. 2a / Composition with Black and White no. 2a
Compositie met zwart en wit nr. 2b / Composition with Black and White no. 2b
In ‘Compositie met zwart en wit nr. 2a’ Somer Meijer sits opposite each other at a small table.
One has white chess pieces, the other has the black pieces. One by one every piece will be
exchanged in slow motion. Directly after that ‘Compositie met zwart en wit nr. 2b’ will be
performed in which the pieces will be exchanged back in the same manner.
Time endurance: Approximately 1 hour.
It is an ongoing performance in which it is not explicitly necessary to watch it from beginning to end.
About the performances of Somer Meijer
As an artist duo we attempt to disclose an essence that emerges from the interplay of subjective
and objective contact in minimalistic performances. The apparent contrasts between opposites,
such as ratio and emotion are fascinating, because the way each person deals with them differs
and yet is similar at the same time. We try – try, because we too are just human beings – to omit
every distraction, for external factors already exist in the spectator’s perception.