The Loft, artist in residence (2015)

The Loft
Live performance intervention + time-lapse + photos
Duration: 3,5 hours
2015

We are forced to sit down in these kinds of spaces, because the inter-architecture and our fixed, old behavior tell us to. What if it would be the norm for us to have high standing furniture and spots to lean, lay, walk and bend? Then we definitely would sit a lot less. And what if it would be the norm for us to be in physical motion constantly?

During this residency at The Loft, Amsterdam, I started disrupting our build-up sitting time more often to change our sitting behavior in the meeting space of The Loft. Simply said: I sat on every spot in The Loft that was possible, on repeat. The interior in The Loft points out towards the convention of sitting; the large meeting table, the lounge area, the lunch area and the windowsills. I tried to look through that and created a continuous, physically active routing in which I sat on all the other spots left as well.

This work has been exhibited by Straight Through The Wall, NYC, USA in April 2020.

Read the blogpost from The Loft here.

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© Photos by Marieke Gras
© Lisette Ros