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