Performance — 26 Sep 2020, 10, 17, 24 Oct 2020, 14, 28 Nov 2020, 12 Dec 2020, 2 Jan 2021

Performative tour by Sarah van Lamsweerde in collaboration with Alicia Hoost and Leroy de Böck, as part of the exhibition In the Presence of Absence. This program will take place every other week.

In accordance with the 6 feet museum protocol, groups will be small in order to make sure participants can stay at the required distance from each other.

Price
Museum ticket + 3 EUR
Location
Start at information desk in Audi Gallery, 0.1
Time
26 Sep, 2 pm until 3 pm
10 Oct, 2 pm until 3 pm
17 Oct, 2 pm until 3 pm
24 Oct, 2 pm until 3 pm
14 Nov, 2 pm until 3 pm
28 Nov, 2 pm until 3 pm
12 Dec, 2 pm until 3 pm
2 Jan 2021, 2 pm until 3 pm
Main language
English and Dutch
Admission
The performances in September and on October 10 are sold out. Tickets 11-12 pm (Language: Dutch, select date in ticket system) Tickets 2-3 pm (Language: English, select date in ticket system) The performance is accessible for persons with or without visual impairments.

In collaboration with actor Leroy de Böck and heritage specialist and performer Alicia Hoost, Sarah van Lamsweerde has developed a performance disguised as a tour through the exhibition In the Presence of Absence. Through self-designed rituals and stories, two fictional guides question conventional means of acquiring knowledge and experiencing culture. Together with visitors, they will explore how sharpened senses enable them to look “through” the works on display. The performance is accessible for persons with or without visual impairments.

ABOUT THE ARTIST AND PERFORMERS

Performance artist Sarah van Lamsweerde followed a master’s in artistic research and performance at DasArts Amsterdam. Her performances and installations have been exhibited at De Appel, Amsterdam; Something Raw Festival, Amsterdam; Performatik, Brussels; ANTI-festival for Contemporary Art, Finland; P////AKT Platform voor Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam; and STUK in Leuven. Van Lamsweerde is a member of the interdisciplinary peer groups Tre Tigri and BAU Platform for Dance and Performance in Amsterdam, IM Company in Paris, and Performing Objects (Enough Room for Space) in Brussels.

Alicia is 25 years old and recently graduated as a heritage professional, with a special focus on accessibility and inclusion within Dutch museums. Previously, she wrote blogs for various platforms for young people with a disability, sharing her experiences about studying, dating and going out with a visual impairment. Alicia has also participated in various theater productions and performances throughout Amsterdam.

Leroy de Böck is an actor who has performed in various theater productions by Achterdebergproducties and DeGasten theater. He studies French and has been involved with performances by Van Lamsweerde since 2016.

Costume design: Janneke Raaphorst
Hosts: Esther Mugambi and Alina Ozerova

Sarah van Lamsweerde, Sightless Seeing (inside A&A), 2018, performance, FLAM Encounters / Arti et Amicitiae. Photo Thomas Lenden
Sarah van Lamsweerde, Sightless Seeing (inside A&A), 2018, performance, FLAM Encounters / Arti et Amicitiae. Photo Thomas Lenden

CREDITS

This performance was made possible with the support of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) and the Mondriaan Fund.