Willem Wilhelmus photo by Doug Jarvis
The Red Flood – Actions in a Changing Space by Willem Wilhelmus
Berlin Art Week Berlin 2016 program at grüntaler9 – a space towards the performative
September 13th – 17th (Tuesday – Saturday)
daily open from 13 – 18h
daily <something> at 17h
Süpperclüb on Saturday Sept 17th after 18h
For five days, several hours per day, Willem Wilhelmus will spend time to feel into the given space and change it by clean(s)ing, presence, actions, colours, objects, empty gestures, invitations, drinking tea and more. Each day at 17h <something> will happen.
All are welcome at any time.
In this world of enlightened heroes like politicians, sportsmen, terrorists, businessmen, gurus, famous artists and whatever trademarked darlings of global media, I like the small corners of performance art.
I like to be busy with themes that are recognizable for everybody: the joys and fear of relating, the longing for and shying away from contact, the getting entangled in a swamp of emotions, desperately trying, getting lost in futile attempts for importance, the illusion of certainty.
My performances are based on trust in my body. I like its movements, its expressions, and most of all its downright honesty. Preparing for a performance means stripping away all kinds of illusion. The leftover is a need to add something, something else, something new to what life is offering me. I am amazed myself that time and again this is possible with the simplest materials.