Amsterdam Art Weekend
Friday 22 November 2019, 3:30 – 4 pm
Saturday 23 November 2019, 2:30 – 3 pm
ROZENSTRAAT – a rose is a rose is a rose (Map)
Performed by: Martina-Sofie Wildberger, Tobias Bienz, Denise Hasler
During Amsterdam Art Weekend 2019, Vleeshal presented the performance I/WANT/TO/SAY/SOMETHING by Martina-Sofie Wildberger at project space ROZENSTRAAT – a rose is a rose is a rose.
In her work Wildberger focuses on the power of spoken text. In the performance, three performers, including Wildberger, loop the words I/WANT/TO/SAY/SOMETHING in different rhythms, intensities, and spatial configurations. They examine how meaning changes through the tone of their voices and their physical interaction with the space, creating an environment that can be calm, loud, alarming, solitary, or comfortable. Always connected to each other, at times the performers speak together and at other times alone. In this collective act of speaking, they maintain an individual voice that explores different situations where language creates, transforms, and sometimes loses its power.
In 2015 Vleeshal kicked of its Nomadic Program, as an extension of its existing exhibition program in Middelburg. In its Nomadic Program Vleeshal goes on tour, organising exhibitions and other events in collaboration with venues in the Netherlands and abroad, such as Art Rotterdam, Amsterdam Art Weekend, the Spring Performance Festival, WIELS Art Book Fair, Brussels and Poppositions, Brussels.
This project was made possible by the generous support of Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.