Performance: Iris Woutera

Deform

with Iris Woutera

17 Oct 2021

Deform (2015) by Iris Woutera is a performance in which a flexible cocoon envelops the human body. The combination of hard (plastic) and stretch (textile) creates a movable space, in which special forms can be created. A performer plays with the material which in turn responds to his/her movement. The organic flow refers to forms in nature, such as plants, fish or a gently swaying sea anemone.

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Deform, a performance by Iris Woutera - Sensory and spatial artist Iris Woutera participates in the opening of the Inhuman Carnaval progam at Dutch Design Week 21'. In her performance titled Deform she engulfs herself in a material designed by a combination o f hard (plastic) and stretch (textile) which, in turn, responds to her movement.  Anisa Xhomaqi, Iris Woutera

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Deform allows the body to experiment freely with every sensory impulse. The person in the cocoon is anonymous but expressive through movement. It is about the resourcefulness of the body and the discovery of new patterns of movement. The line between man, object and nature seems to blur. For the performers, the sculpture feels soft and familiar inside. The viewer experiences the spectacle on the outside as something more surreal. The work is a playful invitation for the audience to associate without boundaries. Woutera made this work from the inner need to deform limiting structures. The work is an homage to expressive freedom.

Iris Woutera

Woutera graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2016, with a Bachelor of Arts in Design and Performance. Her work has been exhibited at a.o. the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Prague Quadrennial, and Art Rotterdam. She investigates issues of modern society. And makes these tangible in a poetic manner to open up discussion and encounters. 

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Inhuman Carnaval at Dutch Design Week
Deform
17th October 2021, 17:30-20:00
Natlab, Eindhoven

Free entrance

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Deform, a performance by Iris Woutera - Sensory and spatial artist  Iris Woutera  participates in the opening of the Inhuman Carnaval progam at Dutch Design Week 21'. In her performance titled  Deform she engulfs herself in a material designed by a combination of hard (plastic) and stretch (textile) which, in turn, responds to her movement.  Anisa Xhomaqi, Iris Woutera

With: Iris Woutera
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Deform, a performance by Iris Woutera - Sensory and spatial artist  Iris Woutera  participates in the opening of the Inhuman Carnaval progam at Dutch Design Week 21'. In her performance titled  Deform several performers in a material designed by a combination of hard (plastic) and stretch (textile) which, in turn, responds to their movement.  Anisa Xhomaqi, Iris Woutera

With: Iris Woutera
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Deform, a performance by Iris Woutera - Sensory and spatial artist  Iris Woutera  participates in the opening of the Inhuman Carnaval progam at Dutch Design Week 21'. In her performance titled  Deform she engulfs herself in a material designed by a combination of hard (plastic) and stretch (textile) which, in turn, responds to her movement.  Anisa Xhomaqi, Iris Woutera

With: Iris Woutera
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Deform, a performance by Iris Woutera - Sensory and spatial artist Iris Woutera participates in the opening of the Inhuman Carnaval progam at Dutch Design Week 21'. In her performance titled Deform she engulfs herself in a material designed by a combination o f hard (plastic) and stretch (textile) which, in turn, responds to her movement.  Anisa Xhomaqi, Iris Woutera

With: Iris Woutera