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Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

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ON THE RELATION BETWEEN EMPATHY AND PERFORMANCE WHICH OCCURS WHEN A PUBLIC SITE TRANSFORMS INTO A STAGE

With my grad work/project I´m employing the body of the performer in the context of a graduation show in the Rietveld Academy. I was interested in the symbiotic relationship between the situation and architecture as a coherent stage for fictional experience. My fascination with cinematic memories became a catalyst to connect different moments that relate to popular fiction in a "popular" setting. As site specific experiences, I directed a sequence of interpreted scenes from various movies and blockbusters, performed by three actors at a time in the old building. The concept evolved around found fiction, where the actors and the fictional transpired in between the audience and architecture, as opposed to the audience seeking out fiction in media traditionally and socially presented to them.

From my interest in performance as something found and not presented, the succession was performed unannounced at various moments throughout the graduation week. The "play" is more or less a travelling sequence of merging scenes; starting in the elevator up to the third floor, moving down and through the corridors and staircase. The scenes are excerpts of cinematic highlights; the typical scenarios we recognise from film; such as chasing, strangling, dying, singing, dancing etc. As a physical promotion of the play, the actors performed trailers in between the main performance, in the form of still poses and immediate actions that related to the sequence.

I wanted to bring together the different ingredients from popular cinema and compose a cut up sequence which could function as a site specific performance. Through rehearsing fictional body language with actors in the public, I have been investigating how the physical presence of the performer enter its social surroundings. When the performer is juxtaposed instead of being separated from its public, by cultural and architectural borders, what happens to the relation between unexpected fiction and the audience´s experience? That a performance could be implemented at any time, in any given space or site, questions its own right to claim presence and audience in an unexpected context or situation.

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013
Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013
Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013
Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

FOUND FICTION

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013

Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013
Louise Jacobs – Beeldende Kunst 2013