2008 7th 7a*11d Festival

Joost Nieuwenburg, Two surfaces in contact detail 2007 PHOTO Myung Feyen

Two surfaces in contact
Thursday October 23 8 pm
XPACE Cultural Centre

My work has a process-based approach in which the notion that history is constructed in our perception is a point of departure. The past and how it is kept in our collective memory is not a representation of facts. Playing with fiction and truth I search for ambiguity. By the means of reconstruction and deconstruction, I try to give stories a place in our memories. In some performance works the questions I have about the position of the individual versus the group are articulated. I also make performance work that utilizes a visual approach. Searching for catharsis I place myself in striking situations.

Born and educated in the Netherlands, Joost Nieuwenburg has been presenting his work in Europe since 2004.

Presented with the support of Stroom Den Haag.