client: stroom den haag
location: the hague, the netherlands
program: site-specific installation
status: completed 2012
in collaboration with thomas heyer

Expanded Performance is a three-month program dedicated to performance, in the broadest sense of the word. Exploring the practice of ‘expanded’ performance this program questions the role of the exhibition space and actively engages the audience.

The program is characterized by a variety of speeds and layers. Expanded Performance presents artworks that evolve or change from week to week trough activities and visitor participation rather than an exhibition in its finished form. The artworks and projects take on different positions within an expanded field of performance and move beyond the body- or live-centered performance.

The core of the project consists of new works by Ruth Buchanan (New Zealand), Leidy Churchman and MPA (USA), Vlatka Horvat (Croatia/USA) and Adrien Tirtiaux (Belgium).

We were asked to develop an architectural intervention that would bind all aspects of Expanded Performance together.