- performatieve sound-compositie
- Language No Problem
Breathing Piece can be described as a performatieve sound-composition, in which an innovative transfer-form is being proposed out of the combination of musicality and theatricality.
The mechanism of emotions – within the frameworks of theatre and the frameworks of music – are being approached, connected and exposed on a radical and unusual way.
The approach of emotionality in music and theatre are being united in one space. Attempts are made here to strengthen these emotional values, in relation to those different genres and to the spectator, on a radical and innovative way.
It’s an attempt – within the theatre – , to generate emotional content out of the formality of an emotion, just like in a concerthall.
Without the instruments, but with only the fundaments of the human being.
In other words, with only the living body.
Take a deeeep breath, babe.
Everything will be fine.
Don’t you worry.
Maarten Heijnens is an interdisciplinary artist and theater maker. He graduated this year from the performance education at the Institute of Performative Arts in Maastricht. As a performer, he did an internship at performance collective URLAND in the performance ‘De UR Triënnale’ and created the performance “Breathing Piece” in collaboration with Anthony van Gog. His work fluctuates between the theatrical and the museological and manifests itself in the form of performative installations within the context and codes of the theater. The human being is at the center of his work in its most basic form, stripped of all ballast. His work deconstructs known human concepts in search of the frictions and impossibilities that lie in the depths of man. For example, he attempts to re-conceptualize time, the relationship between man and nature and the transfer of emotion from apathetic man – to flexibilize our emotional understanding on known concepts and to broaden our view.
Anthony van Gog graduated this year as a performance artist at the Institute of Performative Arts. His work is characterized by a disturbing tension between melancholy and physical intimacy; his performances are at the same time emotionally dangerous and comforting. This interplay of fear and safety results in a modern sublimity that confuses the spectators back into the world; the meaning is never unambiguous, but always carefully layered, so a lot of surrender is required from his spectators. In addition to his artistic career, Anthony shows great interest and dedication to a more intellectual approach to his research; his unfinished mathematics and physics and astronomy studies, along with his eager lust for philosophy, echoes in his working process and in the final performances.
About the artists
Maarten HeijnensMaker & Performer
Anthony van GogMaker & Performer