To All Tomorrows Parties is an exhibition focusing on the interfaces between performance, theatre, dance, fashion and sculpture. Five artists, four choreographers and a fashion designer turn away from a more object-oriented art form and express themselves in theatre-like performances, physical sculptures and cross-border activities.
Aitana Cordero, Authentic Boys, Camilla Milena Fehér, Toon Fibbe, Yoeri Guépin, Daisy Kroon,
Ola Maciejewska, Abner Preis, Ieke Trinks, David Weber-Krebs.
To All Tomorrows Parties is an exhibition focusing on the interfaces between performance, theatre, dance, fashion and sculpture. Five artists, four choreographers and a fashion designer turn away from a more object-oriented art form and express themselves in theatre-like performances, physical sculptures and cross-border activities. Using attributes and arrangements that refer to theatre, pop music and total-installations, nearly all reject the idea that when a work of art is finished, it can no longer change. During the exhibition the works will be performed, rehearsed, altered, completed. Coincidence, the absurd and preposterous form the point of departure in a quest for alternatives in order to shake off the hard reality and begin to move. Compiled by choreographer/performer Bruno Listopad and Mariette Dölle, TENT. Aitana Cordero adapts her well-known choreography Solo into an installation for the TENT exhibition spaces. The work is both a mise en scène about loss and rage and a reflection on the exhibition space itself. Compelling love songs ring out in the space while Cordero collects and destroys objects at set times. She created Solo in 2008 as a graduation piece and called it a ‘choreography for objects’.
The stories by artist Abner Preis, with their universal human themes, take place in self- constructed and drawn decors. Characters such as The Great Abnerio experience adventures in a fairy-tale world in which everything usually turns out fine. In TENT Preis presents a new work in which he gives the public the leading role with video, costumes and other attributes. The Authentic Boys create elaborate, sometimes chaotic group performances in which physical actions combine with video art. In TENT they work intensively with secondary school pupils for four weeks on the project Body Madness/Rehearsing Revolution, in which answering vital questions leads to radical choices. Rehearsing Revolution is developed with the support of SKVR Rotterdam; more than 500 pupils are participating.
Camilla Milena Fehér has been a member of the renowned Belgian dance collective Poni for a number of years. Personal histories now form the starting point for her work in which she combines dance, visual art and pop music. In 2010 she founded the two-woman band The Skills, in which she regularly performs, and will do so again in TENT. Toon Fibbe is interested in the principle characters in myths, legends and stories about the city in relation to everyday reality. For some time now he has been working on a project about the well-known Rotterdam street musician Koperen Ko, a somewhat eccentric man who eventually gained a national reputation. During the exhibition his one-man orchestra beats the big drum every day in the street. Fibbe is studying at the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam. David Weber-Krebs is choreographer, director, film & video maker and performer. Weber- Krebs’s work revolves around the observer. His one-man-show in TENT has room for just a single visitor.
Yoeri Guépin graduated from the HKU Utrecht in 2010 with a series of registrations of performances with a high content of pointlessness: paddling through a corridor in a canoe or trying to sit on the wall in a hallway. At a performance festival the public taught him to play guitar. Guepin seeks the power of ignorance. The performances by artist Ieke Trinks are far from theatrical and might rather be termed interventions that differ very slightly from what we regard as commonplace. In TENT there are nine tables on which she performs the same simple action each week, which are nonetheless always slightly different. The Rotterdam choreographer Ola Maciejewska has been working for some time on a performance project about the dance pioneer Loïe Fuller. Fuller spun around in baggy dance costumes until she created sculptural forms, which were reinforced by the use of coloured stage lighting. During the exhibition Maciejewska intends to learn the Serpentine dance based on YouTube videos.
The presentations of fashion designer Daisy Kroon are virtually always multidisciplinary in character. In TENT she introduces the summer collection 2012 with the installation Sophomore. Foam pours over a figure and almost obscures the clothes. Photos show models blowing wispy soap bubbles in romantic clothing. They represent a portrayal of mankind in which the light- hearted and carefree seem to be of paramount importance.
For the times of performances in the exhibition, click on www.tentrotterdam.nl
Thursday 8 September 2011, 20.00h: Opening Friday 9 Sept: Festival De Wereld van Witte de With
- Exhibition To All Tomorrows Parties; 11.00 h – 23.00 h
- Radio Bağdat; 17.00 h – 23.00 h
On the pavement in front of TENT, Martin Roedolf gets the public moving with records and chitchats on art, life and the street as the connecting thread.
Saturday 10 Sept: 24 hr Culture, opening Cultural Season/Wereld van Witte de With
- Exhibition To All Tomorrows Parties; 11.00 h – 00.00 h
- Première Bonkers, documentary by Boris van Hoof and Jessica van Rüschen; 15.00 h
- Abner Preis - Heart Attacks. Street performance; 17.00 h
- Laura Lappi & Dagmar Atladottir – Nunatak - Lonely Peak. Street performance; 19.00 h
- Screening Bonkers, documentary by Boris van Hoof and Jessica van Rüschen; 21.00 h
Sunday 11 Sept: Wereld van Witte de With
- Exhibition To All Tomorrows Parties; 11.00 h – 18.00 h
- Ieke Trinks - Nine Highlights. Performance; 14.00 h
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Opening: Thursday 8 September 2011, 20.00 hrs
Witte de Withstraat 50 - Rotterdam
opening hours: thue - sun, 11 - 18.00 hrs