WE TALK ABOUT SEX BECAUSE PLANTS ARE BORING 
 7 short happenings, paper, fine-tip pen, envelope and stamp
 
WE TALK ABOUT SEX BECAUSE PLANTS ARE BORING is the combination of 7 (invisible) happenings about self and communal doubt, a statement mistrusting reality and refuting its own principles, 7 hate letters. The final outcome of each happening is a letter sent to the exhibition space (7 in total) as a visual result of the real action.
Letter by letter, the hate and doubt are established. Is the hate understood as real or pure fiction? What do we grasp from all these words?
WE TALK ABOUT SEX BECAUSE PLANTS ARE BORING brakes the communal and refers to the individual. The community is broken by one single individual. That single person creates then a niche, a new micro community, his own, alone breaking through as a statement, as a weapon or only as a full page of meaningless words. 
The absence of an audience in each happening and the actual absence from the exhibition space refer to an illusionary and fictional statement in which unproductivity and absence (or even the lack of something) are exalted.
From the hate of the beginning to the terror of the ending, we have just a path between the states of mind of doubt.
WE TALK ABOUT SEX BECAUSE PLANTS ARE BORING 
 7 short happenings, paper, fine-tip pen, envelope and stamp
 
WE TALK ABOUT SEX BECAUSE PLANTS ARE BORING is the combination of 7 (invisible) happenings about self and communal doubt, a statement mistrusting reality and refuting its own principles, 7 hate letters. The final outcome of each happening is a letter sent to the exhibition space (7 in total) as a visual result of the real action.
Letter by letter, the hate and doubt are established. Is the hate understood as real or pure fiction? What do we grasp from all these words?
WE TALK ABOUT SEX BECAUSE PLANTS ARE BORING brakes the communal and refers to the individual. The community is broken by one single individual. That single person creates then a niche, a new micro community, his own, alone breaking through as a statement, as a weapon or only as a full page of meaningless words. 
The absence of an audience in each happening and the actual absence from the exhibition space refer to an illusionary and fictional statement in which unproductivity and absence (or even the lack of something) are exalted.
From the hate of the beginning to the terror of the ending, we have just a path between the states of mind of doubt.

WE TALK ABOUT SEX BECAUSE PLANTS ARE BORING

 7 short happenings, paper, fine-tip pen, envelope and stamp

 

WE TALK ABOUT SEX BECAUSE PLANTS ARE BORING is the combination of 7 (invisible) happenings about self and communal doubt, a statement mistrusting reality and refuting its own principles, 7 hate letters. The final outcome of each happening is a letter sent to the exhibition space (7 in total) as a visual result of the real action.

Letter by letter, the hate and doubt are established. Is the hate understood as real or pure fiction? What do we grasp from all these words?

WE TALK ABOUT SEX BECAUSE PLANTS ARE BORING brakes the communal and refers to the individual. The community is broken by one single individual. That single person creates then a niche, a new micro community, his own, alone breaking through as a statement, as a weapon or only as a full page of meaningless words.

The absence of an audience in each happening and the actual absence from the exhibition space refer to an illusionary and fictional statement in which unproductivity and absence (or even the lack of something) are exalted.

From the hate of the beginning to the terror of the ending, we have just a path between the states of mind of doubt.

Happening Recipe #1

Part of Early Dirt (Group exhibition) at Postnorma

There is always a part of you missing, a part that you still don’t recognize as yours, or even feel the need to have within you. You only feel the lack of that something (so far) ‘invisible’. It is time to make the invisible present.

It’s time to expand your borders, your limits. This expansion can last forever as an invasion of your surroundings.

 Are you ready to throw the first rock?

Photos: Arthur Guilleminot and Anna Reutinger

NOT SMOOTH OR GRACE-FUL

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

Photos: Omri Bigetz

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

Photos: Omri Bigetz

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

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

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

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