June 18, 12:30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Zuidplein, Rotterdam, NL
HONDEN TATOEAGES TEXTIEL ETEN TUINIEREN
artists: Leander Haaitsma (NL) | Topp & Dubio (NL) | Kristiina Koskentola (NL/FI) | Jane Domaliç | (NL/HR) | Vloris Fisser (NL).
DOGS – JANE DOMALIÇ (NL/HR)
12:30 – 16:30 hrs., Shopping Mall Zuidplein, random / everywhere
TATTOOS – TOPP & DUBIO (NL)
Title: THE TATTOO ARTIST
15:30 – 16:30 hrs., Shopping Mall Zuidplein, 2nd floor (hema)
TEXTILES – VLORIS FISSER (NL)
Title: THE BALE
12:30 hrs., until it is finished, Shopping Mall Zuidplein, exit Pleinweg
FOOD – KRISTIINA KOSKENTOLA (NL/FI)
Title: EATING DISORDERS III
1 pm until it is finished, Zuidplein, bus square North side
GARDENING – LEANDER HAAITSMA (NL)
Title: CURIOUS ACCIDENTS # 27: The Rake
12:30 to 16:30 hrs., on and off, Zuidplein, bus square South side
During one day in the public area of Zuidplein five performances will take place between the activities of shoppers and travelers using public transportation. The artists are asked to choose from one of the five proposed themes – dogs, tattoos, textiles, food or gardening – as the starting point of their performance.
DOGGYBAG – JANE DOMALIÇ (NL/HR)
We asked Jane Domaliç to take ‘dogs’ as a starting point to create a work for the Zuidplein shopping mall area. But what? According to Domaliç there aren’t many dogs walking around in the mall. There are lots of bags. Likewise, these bags provide plenty of exercise and social contact at times. The question that comes to Domaliç’s mind is: “How faithful is your bag?” Domaliç walks around with several bags, offering to exchange them on the spot with others.
Domaliç is affiliated with iwbdjdyatmvezdmnekzawvb. They do interventions that make the normal more difficult to take for granted.
THE TATTOO ARTIST – TOPP & DUBIO (NL)
What exactly is a tattoo and how is it placed? From an empirical method, Topp & Dubio examine this phenomenon. And the necessary equipment displayed in the shopping mall’s pedestrian area will come into use.
Topp & Dubio is a multidisciplinary artist duo from The Hague. Their work is activist in nature and moves between the romance of imagination and absurd vagaries of everyday reality. Topp & Dubio make public interventions, exhibitions, site-specific installations, video and all forms of (audiovisual) documentation.
THE BALE – VLORIS FISSER (NL)
Everyday we cover our body with layers of textiles. They keep us warm, protect us, and have decorative value. In Fisser’s performance textiles will be used for their physical presence. A continuous shaping of a sculptural mass, where each next layer covers the previous one.
Floris Visser, alias Vloris Fisser, is interested in the scenography and ethics of moments when people come together. Experiencing uncertainty about the ‘ultra social’, an indication of our (Dutch) times, Fisser founded in 2015 the Vereninging De Vereniging (Association The Association), an association for the sole purpose of forming an association. Another project, Radio Voicemail, is a weekly radio program of 2 minutes, that can be listened to via voicemail.
EATING DISORDERS III – KRISTIINA KOSKENTOLA (NL/FI)
On the crowded bus square Kristiina Koskentola cooks dishes from different cultures. Recipes are selected on the basis of migration in evidence in Charlois. Once the food is ready, it can be tasted. Koskentola’s preparation of what for her are unfamiliar recipes makes this performance a dialogue where the sharing of food opens up the conversation. This is not just about the success or failure of attempts to obtain the right flavor for a dish. Koskentola reflects on the complexity of migration, translation, authenticity and belonging through the global and local trade in food.
Kristiina Koskentola is an artist and researcher based in Amsterdam.
CURIOUS ACCIDENTS # 27: The Rake – LEANDER HAAITSMA (NL)
On your way to the south side of the bus square you can encounter unannounced an absurdist situation. Leander Haaitsma’s performance will be ‘In Situ.’ A frozen moment that blends into its surroundings – a moment where time stands still – and the world around it just keeps going on.
Leander Haaitsma’s work lies at the intersection of theater and visual art. Inspired by the work’s location, such as museums and galleries but also public spaces, Haaitsma creates staged images in which she positions herself in a variety of roles.
This event is made possible by the City of Rotterdam, the Mya fund and Charlois Speciaal.