This performance is a social experiment for special occasions. The artist tries to bring people together by marking them with symbols and ritual makeup. The people who have been ‘initiated’ carry those symbols to places outside the artistic safe haven of a gallery or museum.

She marks a ‘sacred place’ with a big X and places the sculptures (cut pyramids sitting upside down). These sculptures are the furniture for the ritual. To secure an intimate encounter between artist and visitor only a few people are allowed to enter the space at a time. While explaining how she draws inspiration from tribal practices from all over the world, the artist brings the visitor into a deep state of meditation. After the ritual is over, artist and visitor thank each other, and the newly initiated leaves to show the initiation to others and inspire them. By doing so, they potentially expand the tribe.

Handmade wooden objects, body paint, brushes

Huis Marseilles, The Grey Space In The Middle
Photo by Cloud Mine, Kasper Vogelzang
  • part of Museumnacht Amsterdam 2017
  • part of Grazone Festival 2018

Related show:

  • 09.02.2018: Graukunst – Void until 16.02.2018
    • The Grey Space In The Middle
    • group show

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