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Anthony van Gog is a graduating performance artist from the Maastricht Institute of Performative Arts. His performances organize a clever tension between melancholy and physical intimacy. These performances are emotionally dangerous and comforting at the same time. This combined action of fear and security results in a modern sublimity in which the audience is send back in to the world confused; their meaning is carefully layered and never obvious.
Three voices and bodies create together a mourn space, a place for purification, to redeem, to be together; a place to mourn for what has passed and what will come.
Themes such as realism, absurdism, and surrealism alternate each other, and expose the machinery of the voice, and the extremity of the human body. Performers are asked to alternate between social accepted behaviour and extreme behaviour, all packed in ultra slow movements; beauty against decay, softness against brutality, all resulting in a modern sublimity.
The whole of Marres "House for Contemporary Culture" will be transformed into a Performance House during the festival. Here you can enjoy various crossover performances by young theater makers and students from the Maastricht Academy for Perfoming Arts.
Een performance van Anthony van Gog