Date: May 1st
Time: 7 – 9 PM
With: Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen
Location: Breulingstraat 18, 6211 SC Maastricht
Workshop – Max participants: 35
Staging an Ordinary Day
What is an everyday experience? Can it be grasped into text or theater? The artist duo Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen will give a presentation about their performance at Utrecht Central Station titled How can we know the dancer from the dance?. This presentation will provide a short training for participants to go outside and make their own detailed observations of theatrical events in everyday life. The results of these observations, in text, video and performances, will be shared afterwards.
About Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen
Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen live and work in Amsterdam. Breure graduated from the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, and Van Hulzen graduated from ArtEZ in Arnhem. Their multidisciplinary work is based on research about body language and its interpretation. Their work has been shown in solo and group presentations at home and abroad, including at MACBA Barcelona and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam in 2018, Centraal Museum Utrecht in 2017, Contour 7, the biennial for the moving image, Mechelen in 2015 and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 2014. They have been artists in residence at CCA Zamek Ujazdowski Warsaw in 2015, at the Foundation of the Arts NYFA New York in 2012, at Hangar Barcelona, 2010 and Platform Garanti, Istanbul in 2009. In 2016 and 2017, they took part in the residency programme of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Their work was awarded the the Charlotte Köhlerprize in 2018, first prize at the Seoul New Media Festival in 2016, the René Coelho Prize and the TENT Academy Award in 2009. Breure and Witte currently have a solo exhibition in Marres.
Below an impression of the Training the Senses evening:
What is Training the Senses?
Knowledge is not only acquired visually at schools through language and text books. Learning involves all of our senses: we learn by listening, tasting, smelling, touching – and even by using our intuition. Through Training the Senses participants explore and discover a new vocabulary for all their senses and a new way to transmit experience and acquire knowledge.
Training the Senses is a ongoing series by Marres, that avoids any division between the speakers, performance and the audience. Everyone is welcome to join.