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Activism Doubt

Onomatopee 35

The rules were as follows:

(1)
BOTH WERE OBLIGED TO ACT AS PERFORMERS IN EACH OF THE OTHER’S WORKS.

(2)
AS PERFORMERS, BOTH WERE OBLIGED TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE OTHER.

(3)
EACH WORK HAD TO TAKE PLACE IN PUBLIC,

(4)
THE WORKS HAD TO BE A MUTUAL COMMENTARY ON THE POSITION WHICH BOTH ARTISTS REPRESENT IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL WORK.

The visual report ‘ACTIVISM DOUBT’, is the vibrant result of a series of public works wherein Jonas Staal and Harmen de Hoop used each other as performers for their work. It resulted in a powerful mapping of artistic possibilities to engage with public space/ the public domain. Mutual tension due to different stances brought in a present-day tension, actual questions of artistic production: is it possible to combine both political as artistic objectives? What is the influence of the artist on the structure and usage of the public domain? Accordingly: what can we learn and experience, being the users of this public domain, when we relate ourselves to this dialogue?

The rules were as follows:

(1)
BOTH WERE OBLIGED TO ACT AS PERFORMERS IN EACH OF THE OTHER’S WORKS.

(2)
AS PERFORMERS, BOTH WERE OBLIGED TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE OTHER.

(3)
EACH WORK HAD TO TAKE PLACE IN PUBLIC,

(4)
THE WORKS HAD TO BE A MUTUAL COMMENTARY ON THE POSITION WHICH BOTH ARTISTS REPRESENT IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL WORK.

Publication

, 2008

Activism Doubt

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The rules were as follows:

(1)
BOTH WERE OBLIGED TO ACT AS PERFORMERS IN EACH OF THE OTHER’S WORKS.

(2)
AS PERFORMERS, BOTH WERE OBLIGED TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE OTHER.

(3)
EACH WORK HAD TO TAKE PLACE IN PUBLIC,

(4)
THE WORKS HAD TO BE A MUTUAL COMMENTARY ON THE POSITION WHICH BOTH ARTISTS REPRESENT IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL WORK.

The visual report ‘ACTIVISM DOUBT’, is the vibrant result of a series of public works wherein Jonas Staal and Harmen de Hoop used each other as performers for their work. It resulted in a powerful mapping of artistic possibilities to engage with public space/ the public domain. Mutual tension due to different stances brought in a present-day tension, actual questions of artistic production: is it possible to combine both political as artistic objectives? What is the influence of the artist on the structure and usage of the public domain? Accordingly: what can we learn and experience, being the users of this public domain, when we relate ourselves to this dialogue?

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Graphic design:Remco van Bladel
Project management:Freek Lomme
With the kind support of: Roodkapje, Rotterdam / Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam/ Dienst Kunst en Cultuur, Rotterdam

Type
softcover
Dimensions
170 mm x 240 mm / 6.7 x 9.4 inch portrait
Pages
152
ISBN
978-90-78454-36-6
Language
English
Binding
dust-jacket
Paper
montana wit 115 gr/m2 (dust-jacket) montana wit 115 gr/m2 (inside pages)
Edition
600
Color
Full color and monotone
Printer
Die Keure (BE)
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