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Off course Breathing Matters

Academie Minerva - Groningen.

Elke vrijdag werken we individueel aan het maken van performances, in of samen met een groep van 14 studenten. Elke week ontstaat nieuw werk, en bouwen we aan een eigen visueel vocabulaire, door te doen.

 


Off course Breathing Matters

Academie Minerva - Groningen.

Elke vrijdag werken we individueel aan het maken van performances, in of samen met een groep van 14 studenten. Elke week ontstaat nieuw werk, en bouwen we aan een eigen visueel vocabulaire, door te doen.

 

Engaged performance


"In this performance, I was thinking about a performance where the viewers can join me, so together we form the image. I was inspired when I thought about how many young people are victims of mental issues. However, mental health is still considered a taboo to talk about. On one hand, the frustration, anger, sadness, irritation, etc, is expressed through the screams. It is all so intensive, yet still being ignored, only leads to more frustration and negative feelings. On the other hand, the image can also be interpreted as someone who is suffering from mental problems in our digital age. Her head is going crazy with anxiety, paranoia and depression, yet she still looks at her phone to find some memes, some cute videos to laugh about, only to leads to more intensifying insanity going on in her head. It was a short performance, rather like an image, however, I still enjoyed the result afterwards."


Thao Do Phuong


 

"In this performance, I was thinking about a performance where the viewers can join me, so together we form the image. I was inspired when I thought about how many young people are victims of mental issues. However, mental health is still considered a taboo to talk about. On one hand, the frustration, anger, sadness, irritation, etc, is expressed through the screams. It is all so intensive, yet still being ignored, only leads to more frustration and negative feelings. On the other hand, the image can also be interpreted as someone who is suffering from mental problems in our digital age. Her head is going crazy with anxiety, paranoia and depression, yet she still looks at her phone to find some memes, some cute videos to laugh about, only to leads to more intensifying insanity going on in her head. It was a short performance, rather like an image, however, I still enjoyed the result afterwards."

 


Thao Do Phuong

Performances / poems



Martina Priehodov√°


WHERE I COME FROM

My mom was made of Adam’s rib,

but we don’t talk about her now.

 

My dad is the God-like creature from the garden of Eden.

But he’s long forgotten.

 

My body grew from the ground.

It was fed from all the grass planes of the earth.

 

You know who else came from the ground?

 

The dwarves in Middle Earth; they came from the rock and the metal.

But they also came from hate of all the highter and godly creatures.

 

They came from hate of all the godly and higher creatures.

 

Then, OH GOD, WHY AM I SO VICIOUS?

 

If i grew up from the seed of love that my parents planted in the ground.

 

Why am I so vicious?

 

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Assignment political/engaged work:

I'm a mother of two children.

I'm a mother of two children,
Both blind and deaf.

I'm a mother of two children,
I've never seen them before.

They are children on love.
They are sprouts of momentarily lust.
They are seeds of passion.
They are seeds of passion that wasn't mine.

I'm a mother of two children.
Blind, deaf, I've never seen them before.
Seeds of love, joy, lust and passion.
I've never had it before.

I'm a mother of two children,
Neither one is mine.

I'm a carrier of two seeds, ready to ripen.
I'm a mother of two children,
Who will never be loved.

I'm a mother of two children,
Products of momentarily lust.
The lust picked me up one late night.

I'm a mother of two passions.
I'll never see their smile.
I'm a mother of two children,
A vessel for love that isn't mine.

 

Martina


Martina Priehodov√°

we nap


Aruba, our history will live on with the preserved cunucu houses. The skeletons of the houses will tell a story of how it used to be before the modernization took over our lands
and sadly it's out of our hands.
It will remind us how safe it used to be, sleeping with the doors open without a care


Roslyn Schwengle


week 4. where do you come from

"In Portugal we nap"
 
When the sun is neither high or low.
When my stomach is full and my heart is content, I lay for a while.
Sometimes I even smile.

The soft breeze that was carried from the coast passes trough my hair as the song of my ancestors play.
Fado always has allot to say.

The beautiful sound of strings from the Portuguese guitar tickles my ear.
I close my eyes and for a while I disappear

week 3. political: Cas di cunucu

Cas di cunucu.

Aruba, our history will live on with the preserved cunucu houses.
The skeletons of the houses will tell a story of how it used to be before the modernization took over our lands
and sadly it's out of our hands.

It will remind us how safe it used to be, sleeping with the doors open without a care
but in this time you can't or else you might get a scare.

It would remind us about a time where you wake up to the sound of singing birds
instead of the noise of busy roads.

It would remind us about how proud we are to be Aruban but like vulutre,
our children will scavenge the last pieces of our culture.

But that's all you will be cas di cunucu, a reminder,
we have lost value to what is important to us and now
we are blinded by greed and it doesn't look like any time soon
that we will be freed.

week 2. tell me about your family:  words spoken like fire

The story of his family, spoken in a a tongue which those infront of him cannot speak.
but this does not matter to me for his expression feels like fire
fire that fills up the entire room and is so hard to miss.
there is power in his voice and strangely enough that power brings an unknown presence that feels familiar.
and for a moment I felt blessed.

week 1. an object:  Microfibres

The fabric is soft and absorbent to clean and avoid scratches in the process.
something so simple and small but is carried wherever the host goes.
"it helps me see."


Roslyn Schwengle

performances


herinnering aan een sterke performance die gemaakt werd in een van de eerste lessen


Mirre van Lenthe


Off course ‘Breathing matters’

Een spannend begin, midden in de ruimte. Wat wordt er van mij verwacht en wat verwacht ik van de anderen. Een technische uitdaging was mijn verwachting. Dit liep anders. Een technische uitdaging in mijn hoofd werd het. Mijzelf openstellen voor publiek, voor anderen, voor artiesten. In de afgelopen jaren ben ik steeds zekerder geworden over mijzelf, over hoe ik mijzelf presenteer. Bij deze off course bewijs ik mijzelf. Hoe emotioneel sterk ik kan zijn, hoe kwetsbaar ik kan zijn. Nooit van mijzelf gedacht dat ik dit zou kunnen, elke week een nieuwe performance opvoeren en daarover trots zijn.

Het doen is voor mij het moeilijkst. Waarom zou ik elke keer weer naar voren lopen. Waarom zou ik wat van mijzelf laten zien. Omdat het goed voor mij is. Goed voor mijn ontwikkeling, goed voor mijn vertrouwen. Ik zal dit afmaken, ik zal hier sterker van worden. Je moet het alleen maar doen en ervan leren.

- Mirre van Lenthe

Performances:

• Welke politieke kwestie gaat je aan het hart?

• Where do you come from?

• Tekening geinspireerd door een van de eerste, intuitieve performances die gemaakt werden gedurende de eerste lessen


Mirre van Lenthe

Breathing, building and destroying walls



Maja Bojanic



Maja Bojanic

onderzoek


 

 


Roza Kootstra


• Performance onderzoek naar hoe het lichaam zich verhoudt tot de ruimte, hoe je met beweging de ruimte kan beschrijven. Ook verder onderzoek naar hoe de communicatie met een publiek verloopt, direct of onzichtbaar? Werken met publiek of solo?

• onderzoek naar de stem

• Tekeningen gemaakt na de performances Tell me about your family


Roza Kootstra

zonder titel



Danielle Tjon-A-Tsoi



Danielle Tjon-A-Tsoi

Impressie



Maria Luisa Vitorino


Where do you come from?

In Portugal we take naps

music from Amália Rodrigues


Maria Luisa Vitorino

zonder titel



Annet Allers



Annet Allers

connection


Where do you come from? The differences of countries and habits, Vietnam opposed to The Netherlands, in particular Groningen. How the voice is ised so different and the habits, the bodylanguage.


Thuy Huynh



Thuy Huynh

Eating



Jascha vom Ende


Where am I coming from?

Where am I right now?

Where am I going?

Who am I with?

with whom am I going?

Who am I?

 

Where am I coming from?     I grew from my roots

Where am I right now?          I’m right here

Where am I going?                to the unknown 

Who am I with?                     I’m with the sun 

with whom am I going?        with the whole

Who am I?                             I’m a soul.              I’m a grateful soul.


Jascha vom Ende

musica



Lorenzo Merico



Lorenzo Merico

Zonder titel


werk gemaakt naar aanleiding van dezelfde performance, alleen met een verandering van karakters


Gionata Girardi



Gionata Girardi

Hair cut


Eerste beelden die werden gemaakt naar aanleiding van de performances die we hebben gemaakt. Toen is er niet gedocumenteerd. Watr blijft er achter op je netvlies? Welk werk en waarom?

 


Gezina Mulder



Gezina Mulder
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