GARDENING is a one-week creative incubator in which four dance/mime/performance artists are given the opportunity to simmer and grow new ideas alongside each other. They are given a studio space while being actively coached by professionals in the field. GARDENING is about planting new seeds, making, meeting, feeding, growing, sharing and cross pollinating each other’s worlds.
GARDENING #2 kicks off on May 26th and ends with four public sharings on Saturday June 4th. Participating artists are Marijn Brussaard, Revé Terborg, Karina Villafan and Marcin Kamiński. They will be coached by Eva Villanueva (artistic coordinator BAU). Read below for more information about the makers and the themes they will focus on during GARDENING.
GARDENING is a GREENHOUSE project, produced by Nicole Beutler Projects and Veem House for Performance
About Marijn Brussaard
Multidisciplinary artist Marijn Brussaard works with performance, (video-)installation, music and sound-design. He graduated in 2014 with a BA in performance at the Amsterdam School of the Arts (Mime department). Marijn is a versatile all-rounder – conceptually and musically driven with a strong associative quality.
He researches and reflects on the theatrics of modern-day phenomena, and finds that the tension and drama often lie in the inconsistencies and paradoxes of these subjects. His work can be described as form-experiments that are often poetic, humorous or absurd by nature. The contrasts between what is real and synthetic or hyperreal are a recurrent theme in his work.
About Revé Terborg
Revé Terborg is an Amsterdam based artist working in the international dance-, fashion- and film industry. After her finishing her Bachelor Dance at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, Revé toured around the world with several dance/physical theater productions such as Anatomica #1&3 by DanceWorksRotterdam/André Gingras and What The Body Does Not Remember by UltimaVez/Wimvandekeybus.
Revé brings two cultures together in her transcendent Energy Movement dance trips: The Dutch electronic rave scene, and traditional Surinam dance ceremonies. During GARDENING she further explores how she can host these transcendent dance trips as a playground for the audience to take action in, move, and dance around.
About Karina Villafan
Karina Villafan is an artist from Rio de Janeiro city, based in Amsterdam. She’s a Choreography graduate from SNDO (School for New Dance Development and works as a choreographer and performer.
During GARDENING Karina will further explore her practice of mixing sound, storytelling, and movement. Using a DJ set, a loop station and her voice, she intends to create possible landscapes and beats, which can hold the experience of the stories she shares.
About Marcin Kamiński
Marcin Kamiński is a multimedia artist living in Amsterdam. In his work small events initiated ad hoc that he explores in everyday situations are a gateway to define a relationship with the viewer. He is fascinated by the creating act itself concocting a situation that has an element of anecdote, humour and philosophical parable.
Marcin studied Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw and Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.