Performance Not smooth or grace-ful, ca. 60 -75 min, 2014

Not smooth or grace-ful, is the result of a research concerning Trichophilia (hair fetishism) and the physicality related with it. This piece reveals shaded and parasite (private?) actions amplified and repeated until its limit, forcing the spectator to question the piece but also himself.

The performers drift, during the all piece, between the fetishist and the object of affection, between man and object. Creating a ritual within our physicality, the spectator will witness the transformation of each performer’s impulses into actions.

Concept / Choreography / Directed by 
Pedro Matias


Performers: 
Angelo Gens, Arthur Guilleminot, Dorota Radzimirska, Emma Bienfait, Freek Duinhof, Gagi Petrovic, Lynn Meijer, Mathilde Renault, Marilou Stive, Masaki Komoto, Maya, Michela Filzi, Nicolina Eklund, Pedro Matias


Advisers: 
Ans Kanen, Antonis Pittas, Gabriel Lester, Hans Muller and Maarten de Reus


Costume design: 
Arthur Guilleminot and Angelo Gens


Assistant: 
Ivana Filip

Performance Not smooth or grace-ful, ca. 60 - 75 min, 2014

Performance Golden Acolytes, ca. 2 hours

Part of Constant Companion, Oude Kerk Amsterdam

With: Angelo Gens, Arthur Guilleminot, Dorota Radzimirska, Emma van den Berg, Gábor Gaerthé, Ivana Filip, Lynn Meijer, Marilou Stive, Masaki Komoto, Michela Filzi, Nicolina Eklund, Raluca Tudorache, Silvia Gasperat

Performance Golden Acolytes, ca. 2 hours

Part of Constant Companion, Oude Kerk Amsterdam

With: Angelo Gens, Arthur Guilleminot, Dorota Radzimirska, Emma van den Berg, Gábor Gaerthé, Ivana Filip, Lynn Meijer, Marilou Stive, Masaki Komoto, Michela Filzi, Nicolina Eklund, Raluca Tudorache, Silvia Gasperat

Performance Golden Acolytes, ca. 2 hours, 2014

Part of Constant Companion, Oude Kerk Amsterdam

With: Angelo Gens, Arthur Guilleminot, Dorota Radzimirska, Emma van den Berg, Gábor Gaerthé, Ivana Filip, Lynn Meijer, Marilou Stive, Masaki Komoto, Michela Filzi, Nicolina Eklund, Raluca Tudorache, Silvia Gasperat

Photos: Adnan Hasovic

Performance Untitled part of Awareness People WE ARE NOT DOING THIS FOR OURSELVES ONLY: with Pedro Matias & Angelo Gens, Alexander Höglund, Martin Kähler and Carina Erdmann at Kunstenaarsinitiatief Beyoncé, 2013

MEETING RECORDINGS/ Day #0

“What do you want to talk about?”
“Lets talk about what we want from this…”
“Ja, what do you actually want?”
(silence, everybody is thinking)
“No, but its about not wanting anything!”
“Ahhhh! there we go! Lets meditate then…”

-“Here…(reads from a text) ‘a revolution of the basis,… a sudden revulsion, turning, or re-turning of the back into its original state of purity […] the Mind returns to its original condition of non-attachment, non-discrimination and non-duality’.”
“You want to be fulfilled… ja?”
“Definitely! Filled but never fulfilled…where is the hole?” (laughs)
“So basically instead of everything you want nothing? 
That is quite radical…”
“I agree. Its a nice idea. But I like to go to parties…”

“I want nothing!”(smiles)

“Everything can be reduced to nothing!”
“We came from nothing and we returned to it!”(solemnly)
“No okay just in theory, Carl Sagan said that we are the way for the universe to know about itself.”
“Imagine its like this shape, that circles around itself in nothingness contemplating itself….and while its doing that its making up all kind of things on the way….”
“What kind of shape?”

(Draws a lying 8 )

“Shit!!!!”

“It’s like we understand that we have been the poor animal that was choosen from the universe to contemplate itself….and all this time we thought that was a good thing…and —finally….”
“I think its pretty fun …being human and all…to laugh and …fuck!”(awkward laugh)
“….Animals fuck”
“Yeah but to love and to make things….be creative…”
“We always find something to give us the impression we exist…”

“Hm, we’re magicians.” 

“Yes lets do some art”
“But who needs all these images?”
(Silence)
“Well, if there is no desires anymore there is no need for images!”

“Lets make them feel”

“What?”
“Nothing.”
“Nice …”
(gets up) I feel like this is gonna be good!”

 

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Performer for Cindy Moorman (as part of the MuseumNacht Amsterdam 2013)

Untitled (constructions), 2013, SMBA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

RIETVELD TV, Episode 53, December 2013

'Rietveld TV is the innovative Gerrit Rietveld Academie TV programme that is broadcast once a month on Saturday evening at 11.39 PM on AT5. Rietveld TV focuses on both the work and the lives of the present generation of artists. Students and former students talk about their work, their working methods, their habits and their fascinations.

Rietveld TV: every Saturday on AT5 at 11.39 pm > Every first Saturday of the month a première!

By Rogier Roeters 

With Toru and Nora, Pedro Matias and Isabelle Wenzel

Sound installation Piss and Vinegar, ongoing

She was full of Piss and Vinegar that morning - exhibition

Exhibition She was full of Piss and Vinegar that morning 

Performance Piss and Vinegar, ca. 10 min

Part of the programme Une Matineé des Rejetés - 24uur Cultuur Rotterdam at De Macinist.

Research about incorporation of other’s physicality and use of text - work in progress

Photos: Florian Jomain and Marlies Merkelbach

Performance 7 minutes for heaven, ca. 40min

Research about stillness and conversion - work in progress

Performance Do you want to walk with me?ca. 1h30min

Improvisation movement project (Live works) directed by Pien Vrijhoef with Angelo Custódio, Ivana Filip and Nicolà Arthen

at FLAM - Festival for Live Art Amsterdam

Performance C+C’s Closet, ca. 10 min. with Henk Verhoef (organist) playing John Cage’s Souvenir (1983)

Beyond Babylon - Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

C + C’s closet with John Cage’s piece Souvenir (1983) for organ, Orbit - Orgelpark, Amsterdam, organist Stefan Donner, 5 to 6 min, 2012

Everything was yellow… a deep deep yellow
The sky, the wall, the three

As the rest, I also became yellow
Yellow as the flower, as the bird
Yellow as the wild beast

But as much of yellow, ashamed
The fear arrived while the yellow started to melt…

drop by drop…piece by piece


Now there is no yellow anymore
Just a big nothing
Me full of nothing