Walk as Performance, CHAPTER 2, WORDCLOUD palace of memory

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Oudegracht 167, Utrecht, Netherlands

Event details

20 Nov - 19 Dec, 2020
Entrance to the exhibition

WORDCloud is a performative walk in the building of the former Utrecht Public Library in which you can participate with a few people at the same time (in line with the rules regarding CORONA; up to 3 people at the same time).
The walk takes you along the edges of the exhibition, through the innards of the building, to the space of language. Ienke Kastelein is your guide. An exploration of the building as a word machine and palace of memory.

(where the stories wander the books the readers the librarians)
All senses on edge what was / still is / will be
how relate
word to body
book to building
sound to word
image to language
staircase to bookworm

Walk as Performance for UtrechtDownUnder is a “work in progress” in the form of a number of performative walks, an installation and a performance. The project develops in a number of CHAPTERS before, during and after the exhibition.

In Walk as Performance CHAPTER 1, EMPTY SPACE – in the month of September – the spectators filled the space with their sensory presence, memories and reflections.

The walk takes about 30 minutes

Dates in November and December

Fridays: 20/27 november & 4/11/18 december
Saturdays: 21/28 november & 5/19 december
Sundays: 22 november & 6 december

On each of the above days, walks start at 15.30 and 16.30.

Participation in the walk is in combination with a ticket for the exhibition.
Registration & ticket: send an email with your name, day and time
to: ikastelein [at] planet [dot] nl

You will receive a confirmation by email.

Ienke Kastelein


"Walk so silently that the bottoms of your feet become ears" Pauline Oliveros Artist Statement Ienke Kastelein is an interdisciplinary artist interested in perception and the senses. She is engaged in context and habitat. Hence walking and sitting ha...

Near Oudegracht 167, Utrecht, Netherlands

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