NIEUWENBURG, Joost

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.

Netherlands

http://www.joostnieuwenburg.nl/