with: Maurice Meewisse
workshop Saturday November 3rd, 11:00
On Saturday the 3rd of November, we will gather at Onomatopee, to walk to the Stratumse Heide where the forester will be ready to give us some insight about the woods and what is special about it. After which Maurice will explain about his choice of tree and how we will go about chopping it. When we have succeeded we will go back to Onomatopee where a true hearty lunch awaits us.
WHAT TO BRING: solid walking shoes, possibly a raincoat or umbrella
Opening Friday June 8th, 20:00, showing from 9th of June to the 15th of July
Maurice Meewisse keeps iconic archaic, archetype men in mind. He creates living or work conditions for his men. He creates their tools, he digs their holes, stages their labor. His is not research-based artwork, but a performative setting in which he constructs what he imagines life was – or, could have been – like.
Meewisse’s work can be seen as renewed romanticism, one that negates a scientific rational attitude, and favors a subjective, emotion driven course. One that puts the artist in the center of his work and leaves the audience to feel they’ve walked into someone’s private space.