Coupling Series15.06.2015 - 25.07.2015
New York (US)
In Coupling Series, Kok&Deiman tease out the graphical representation of nature found within common garden system models in order to create a playful and ambiguous playground. From perfected depictions of colorful mud to 3D models of growing plants to an absurdly abstract instruction video, the installation comments on utopian ideas of DIY, manipulability, knowledge visualization, and a misplaced sense of control.
INTERLUDES (WORLD PREMIERE)30.05.2015
Kamermuziekzaal, Concertgebouw Brugge
't Zand 34, 8000 Brugge (B)
Flow, my tears, say the lyrics. And flow they did! In its day, Dowland’s lute song - based on his own Lachrimae pavan - was so popular that it was more or less England’s melancholic anthem. Contemporaries and even the composer himself continuously reinterpreted its melody and characteristic bass line. Annelies Van Parys has used this framework for a new creation, which will be seen and heard in Bruges for the first time.
John Dowland - Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Annelies Van Parys - Interludes (world premiere)
Femke Gyselinck - Dance & choreography
Photo: Femke Gyselinck © De Bijloke
Tallieu Art Office
Tallieu & Tallieu NV
Annelies Van Parys (°1975) studied composition at the University College Ghent, dept. Royal Conservatory with Luc Brewaeys. Her works were granted many awards. In 2011 she received the prestigious Laureateship from the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium. Since 2014 she is also a member of this Royal Academy for Arts and Sciences.
Annelies Van Parys is represented by Tallieu Art Office.
VORMIDABLE: Shrink & Conversations20.05.2015 - 25.10.2015
Vormidable - Museum Beelden aan Ze
Den Haag (NL)
Shrink 01995 - Two large, transparent plastic sheets and a device that gradually sucks the air out from between them leave the body (in this case the artist himself) vacuum-packed and vertically suspended. The transparent tube inserted between the two surfaces allows the person inside the installation to regulate the flow of air. As a result of the increasing pressure between the plastic sheets, the surface of the packed body gradually freezes into multiple micro-folds. For the duration of the performance the person inside moves slowly and changes positions, which vary from an almost embryonic position to one resembling a crucified body.
Conversations 02012 - A couple of vibrating chairs are slowly moving and turning randomly through the space. They seem to search and reject each other with soft humming sounds. When a visitor passes by or sits down, the chairs hesitate and then carefully try out different patterns. The patterns are not designed; it is a self-organizing system where new compositions and new behavior arises spontaneously through the duration of the installation.Read More
Micro Events13.05.2015 - 25.05.2015
Théâtre Les Salins
Micro Events is a series of cinematic experiences for one person at a time, each involving a table, a microscope and a small mechanical stage. These tiny worlds on a microscopic scale each have their own soundtrack accompanying visitors along a fragmentary path into the infinitely small, guiding them through a labyrinth of detailed descriptions, questions and unstable verifications.Download pdf
FIELD RECORDINGS - INTERACTIVE SOUND-INSTALLATION & PERFORMANCE02.05.2015
't Zand 34, 8000 Brugge (B)
The upheaval after the Great War in an interactive performance. Sound rises from the earth: rustling, murmuring… echoes of battle, but also voices and snatches of music. As visitors move through this installation, the sounds retreat. Wherever humans go, the music hushes to a murmur. This interactive sound installation, created by Anneleen de Causmaecker, Annelies Van Parys and Peter Verhelst, is brought to life by the live performance of Els Mondelaers and Isabelle Balsa. Cellist Arne Deforce plays the prelude.
TELE-PRESENT WATER IN 'BIG BANG DATA'14.03.2015 - 24.05.2015
This installation, tele-present water by David Bowen draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. The wave intensity and frequency collected from a buoy is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure, resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant unknown location. This work physically replicates a remote experience and makes observation of the activity of an isolated object, otherwise lost at sea, possible through direct communication.
Micro Events - Cinematic Installation13.02.2015 - 22.03.2015
Micro Events is a series of cinematic experiences for one person at a time, each involving a table, a microscope and a small mechanical stage. These tiny worlds on a microscopic scale each have their own soundtrack accompanying visitors along a fragmentary path into the infinitely small, guiding them through a labyrinth of detailed descriptions, questions and unstable verifications.
SHRINK PERFORMANCE05.02.2015 - 07.02.2015
The Shrink-performance will include two Russian and two Norwegian dancers, a large metal scaffold and loads of plastic. The dancers couple up, one Russian and one Norwegian, and vacuum-seal each other; their bodies moving slowly, pausing, changing their pose until they are completely wrapped in plastic and not able to move anymore.