KUNSTVLAAI 2012
From Head To Toe, 2012
HD video, original duration 45m
Photographs taken by Gert Jan van Rooij


Was presented in the shower cabinets of the former Sint-Nicolaas Lyceum, next to the gymnasium.
In continuing my investigation on the psychological and sculptural potential of performance, I developed a video piece in relation to the shower cabinets of the Lyceum.

FROM HEAD TO TOE questions the relation between a physical activity and the plastic potential of a mental space, between the one who performs and the one who watches.
In thinking of clay as a soft pedestal, support and connector, I invited five "clay steppers" to perform in front of the camera and deal with the material. The way the performers engage in the activity is visible through rhythm, motion, the sound of breathing and the presence of the camera.

Photo by Gert-Jan van Rooij