THE PERFECT NIGHT @ KUNSTHAL ROTTERDAM #01

commissioned by: The Kunsthal Rotterdam
discipline: Performance Art
title: Skin

Invited by Kunsthal Rotterdam & Operator, Studio Ytopia has created site-specific performances for The Perfect Night inspired by sculptures and text from the exhibition Hyperrealism Sculpture.

The interactive performance Skin is created inspired by the work Embrace by Marc Sijan and by the caption “This work reproduces a moment of vulnerable intimacy as a couple merges together in a moving embrace. It focuses in concentrated form the intensity of affect in human relationships.” Through Skin Studio Ytopia researches human intimacy and vulnerability with the abdominal area as the most intense place for skin-to-skin contact.
performed by: Josine Beugels, Rosalie Wammes, Noortje van der Palen en Yvonne Beelen

 

 

 

THE PERFECT NIGHT @ KUNSTHAL ROTTERDAM #02

commissioned by: The Kunsthal Rotterdam
discipline: Performance Art
title: Brood

The performance Brood is inspired by the work Newborn by Patricia Piccinini and is a response to a written statement at start of the exhibition: “We have the unfortunate tendency to want to see ourselves as the top notch of the animal kingdom, as the culmination of evolution, and as unique in the universe.” With Brood, Studio Ytopia wonders: “Can this be further surmounted if people had a specific animal feature that is usually limited exclusively to insects, reptiles, fishes and birds?”
performed by: Yvonne Beelen, Noortje van der Palen, Josine Beugels en Jan Pier Brands

 

 

 

 

THE PERFECT NIGHT @ KUNSTHAL ROTTERDAM #03

commissioned by: The Kunsthal Rotterdam
discipline: Performance Art
title: Sugar

The interactive performance Sugar is inspired by the work A Girl by Ron Mueck and on a question that the Kunsthal submits to her audience: “What is a human being, really? And how many stages of DEFORMATION are needed before it is no longer one?” With Sugar, Studio Ytopia expresses an evocative answer to this tingling enigma.
performed by: Josine Beugels, Noortje van der Palen, Rosalie Wammes, Yvonne Beelen en Betty Divendal