A balancing act + butoh @ Land Art Maastricht

17 May 2013. Land Art Maastricht, Day 8.

Land Art Maastricht Rundgang - Sculpture by Clemens Maassen

Land Art Maastricht Rundgang – Sculpture by Clemens Maassen

Clemens + Rob van Acker also made an intervention at Land Art Maastricht with a car, a lamp post and some vines. One of the performances for the opening:

Butoh performance by Mieke Verhooren and a student.

Butoh performance by Mieke Verhooren and a student. Detail of sculptural interventions by second year art teacher students at the Maastricht School of Visual Arts.

Back to Day 1 of Land Art Maastricht

Advertisements

The Life of Why + the “Janssen” family flower

Old Man in boat irons past Chateau Bethlehem

Old Man in boat irons past Chateau Bethlehem

The "Janssen" family flower by Sonja van Kerkhoff in the Chateau Bethlehem moat.

The “Janssen” family flower by Sonja van Kerkhoff
in the Chateau Bethlehem moat.

14 May: Day 5 of Land Art Maastricht

We had to move everything out of the rain as quickly as possible. The fastest way to do this was to put everything into the boat and to tow it.

It became a performance:
Old man: Sen McGlinn
Driver: Guido Ancion
Camera: Sonja van Kerkhoff

Each ‘flower’ is a creation out of the plastic rubbish given to me. So the “Janssen” flower hails from the Janssen family trash. So far I have bred “Tama,” “Carmen,” “Carla,” “Denise,” and “Janssen” flowers from litter.

To Day 6 of Land Art Maastricht

More Land Art Maastricht + a some plastic

Reinier van der Meer's sculpture at Land Art Maastricht

Reinier van der Meer‘s sculpture at Land Art Maastricht

13 May 2013, Day 4

Reinier van der Meer starts to build his sculpture at Land Art Maastricht while in front of the Chateau Hans Vernooij + Johannes Gérard worked on a site specific intervention in the middle of the lawn.

 

Reinier van der Meer's sculpture in progress viewed from the east of the Chateau grounds.

Reinier van der Meer’s sculpture in progress viewed from the east of the Chateau grounds.

Sonja irons trash at Land Art Maastricht.

Sonja irons trash at Land Art Maastricht.

First they arranged for a circular area to be left ‘blank’ by the groundsmen.
And then they wheeled wheelbarrows of twigs and branches.

Meanwhile Sen continued to add branches to our arabesque dome while I got out the ironing board and finished ironing Carmen’s trash.

Then I laid the “Carmen” flower out in the moat.

Sonja litters with art in the chateau moat.

Sonja litters with art in the chateau moat.

To Day 5.

The potato eaters at Chateau Bethlehem, Day 3

12 May 2013, Land Art Maastricht, Day 3

The potato eaters at Chateau Bethlehem, Willem (left) and Guido (right)

The potato eaters at Chateau Bethlehem, Willem Fermont (left) and Guido Ancion (right) prepare the ground
for Willem’s installation “Einstein’s Jaarringen” (Einstein’s Growth Rings).


Site specific installation by Guido Ancion at Land Art Maastricht, 12 May 2013

Site specific (Tree Slices) installation in progress by Guido Ancion at Land Art Maastricht, 12 May 2013


"Tama" a floating flower form made out of plastic donated by Tama McGlinn.

“Tama” a floating flower form made out of plastic donated by Tama McGlinn.


After the radio interview for “Timo à la Carte” (information online in Dutch) in the Maastricht ‘het landhuis’ an alternative space for cultural and ecological initiatives, I then set out the first ‘garbage’ flower, “Tama.” Each flower is named after the person whose plastic litter I use.

More about Land Art Maastricht is here. Go back to Day 1 on this blog or to Day 4.

Land Art Maastricht, Day 2

Chateau Bethlehem, the Hotel School main campus with an installation by Teja Galjaard-Kessels.

Chateau Bethlehem, the Hotel School main campus with an installation
by Teja Galjaard-Kessels.

11 May 2013

Sen and Sonja gave an presentation this afternoon and showed the video Transit in a green landscape. This was an intervention at the Tahora Folk Festival in Aotearoa | New Zealand. A transition of red across green incorporating five “Kaimanawa” horses. More about this happening is here or watch the 7 minute video on Youtube.

We weren’t able to do much more to our ‘arabesque dome’ (our working title) because of the rain and so Sonja got the iron out and started to iron the litter she’d collected. See Day three for more.