End to End at MSK, Ghent

On the 14th of May Performing Objects will hold a session of End to End at MSK, Ghent as part of the finissage of 'Objections'. From 2PM to 6PM the installation will be activated.

End to End is a working method that structures a group process in which objects are continuously transformed. This collective work process takes place in silence. Front and afterwards the proces is evaluated in group. Objects from the museum's backstage will be the medium of this performance, executed by 8 performers. Come and see what meaning the museum objects get in this collaboration!

Organically developped through workshops organised by the artist collective Performing Objects (founded by Marjolijn Dijkman and Kristof Van Gestel) End to End consists of a base score from which multiple projects are now being set up (China (Fei Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, 2015), Madagascar (CRAAM, Antananarivo, 2016), Raversijde (Private Tag, Raversijde 2016), Ghent (Objections, MSK Gent, 2017)). For this iteration of End to End the performance will be set up with objects from the MSK itself. That is to say - objects from the backstage of the museum or the museum infrastructure. This session will be led by Lauren Grusenmeyer and Ann Dekeersmaecker and executed by members of Performing Objects and Cinemamaximiliaan.

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Workout Workshop: The Mind Is a Muscle

As part of the research project Workout, Femke Ghyselinck - dancer, choreographer and artistic assistent of Anne Teresa de Keersmaecker - was invited to test out her ideas on scores and instruction based dance with students of Sint Lucas Antwerpen. During a whole week students were physically trained in the morning. In the afternoon a series of scores based on the ideas of the 'No Manifesto' by Yvonne Rainer were tested out. Parts of these scores were then assembled into one choreography which was performed at the end of the week at Extracity, Antwerp. Many thanks to the students for the intense workouts and Extracity for the great collaboration!


Free hand collages

Collage work has always been an important part of my practice. Somehow, if I start cutting up existing designs or illustrations, they come to live even more. That's why from time to time I deliberately experiment with cutting up existing material. Experiment is an important part of the studio's practice and that is why I consciously set time aside to engage in this. This time I got lucky and I made some sketches that really inspired me. The result can be seen on a poster I did for the Nrmal festival in Mexico! Out soon!


End to End publication ready!

This publication gathers the 2 months long active installation set up at Raversijde by Performing Objects. Every saturday the installation was activated by a group of 4 performers. This whole proces was documented by photograph and is now assembled in a publication!

Booklaunch 18 March from 7PM–10PM at the project space of Enough Room for Space, Brussels.Or get your copy soon in the bookstore!


Future Archive video

Baroness O, the girls behind Future Archive, have made a beautiful capture of saturday's live collage installation at Interieur Kortrijk. Have a look below!

The Power of the Avant-Garde – Now and Then

The Power of the Avant-Garde – Now and Then sheds light on the historical avant-garde and questions how relevant this pioneering art is today. Around 15 leading contemporary artists enter into dialogue with colleagues from the historical avant-garde, from Ensor and Munch to the new movements just after the war. Curated by Ulrich Bischoff. Scenography by Richard Venlet. Graphic design by Joris Kritis, Lauren Grusenmeyer and assistance by Daphné Pannier.