Intrigued by the playful and ambitious nature of visionary architects, interpreting their ideologies through her artistic practice, and looking to revive the idea of utopian thinking through looking at shells and wombs as cosmic spaces: both familiar and transcendent at the same time. This video piece uses trapeze artists, performing simple balancing tricks, to reveal the utopian impulse that resides in unsuspected places: that is, in the trapeze artists who tries to defy gravity.
Trailer Editor: Sally Mumby-Croft Trapeze Artists: Paula Alvala, Anna Emilie Lauge Pedersen and Fabrizio Spiteri The Whisperers: Sophie Cullen, Ellie Simpson and Rob Cox Cameras: Victoria Douka-Doukopoulou and Steve Kane Graphics: Stuart Sinclair Audio Recording: Sally Mumby-Croft
“Nieuwe Koek involves the organisation and presentation of an exhibition by a group of young international artists in the former factory complex in Veghel. Together they aim to bring Nieuwe Koek (New Cake) to the CHV terrain of Veghel: A place famous for producing cattle-fodder now embraces innovative art.
The artists’ aim is to let the audience experience the CHV terrain as it comes to the end of its transitional period, moving from the past to the present and looking towards the future. The artists respond to the architectural, historical and geographical aspects of the location. A part of the project is to look for relationships between their work, the unique location of a post-industrial complex and its visitors. In the beginning of June Nieuwe Koek will be the first exhibition at Kunstgroep De Compagnie’s new location.
Artists involved: Jet Smits, Angela de Weijer, Mischa Daams, Charlotte ‘t Hart, Virginie Dubois. Jonathan Reus, Emily Whitebread, Sebastian Frisch, Roel Heremans