Land Art Live: Cindy Moorman - De Constructies (het Wij, het Vlak en de Objecten) (2017)

De Constructies (het Wij, het Vlak en de Objecten) by Cindy Moorman. Photo: Gerritjan Huinink
De Constructies (het Wij, het Vlak en de Objecten) by Cindy Moorman. Photo: Gerritjan Huinink

Performance at PIER+HORIZON by Paul de Kort

Date: Sunday 24 September 2017
Location: The performance starts at Genemuiden and comes together at Kraggenburg (Noordoostpolder, the Netherlands) at the artwork PIER+HORIZON

Pictures of the performance, Dutch text only

Order dominates the Noordoostpolder, or so it seems - the order of the drawing table that is not only visible but also tangible. It is the kind of order that was brought to us by the beautiful clarity of Modernism architecture and through the paintings by De Stijl. Moreover, it is the kind of order that prohibits you from deviating from straight lines, and prevents you from deliberately losing your way. This order almost calls for the need of chaos. It poses the question of the right balance between order and chaos, or how you could bring back a bit of chaos in order. With her performance The Constructions (the We, the Surface, and the Objects), Cindy Moorman searches for answers to these types of questions.

The entire performance involves eight scenes and will eventually, on Sunday 24 September, bring together a group of 64 people on the dike near the artwork PIER+HORIZON in Kraggenburg. These people will be invited, informed, they will prepare themselves, gather together, and join in the scenario as devised by Moorman. Together they will form an image and a sound. This scenario takes place on the line that also forms the basis for the Land Art project: the former dam between the lighthouse of Kraggenburg and Genemuiden, on the opposite side of the Zwarte Meer.

Cindy Moorman's performance - at Flevoland's newest Land Art project by Paul de Kort - is the last one in the series of artist interventions of Land Art Live. This program researches the social aspect of Land Art in Flevoland, and will finish with the exhibition Once more, with feeling in KAF Expo in Almere (on show from 5 September 2017 through 7 January 2018). In the course of this exhibition, participants of the performance will meet again to discuss order and chaos.

See for more information about Cindy Moorman.

Read more about Paul de Kort's PIER+HORIZON (2017)