Archive for April, 2009

Announcing ‘The Open Office for Words’ theme for the month of May 2009.

April 27, 2009

May’s theme at The Open Office for Words is: In Discussion on Re-enactment.



History Will Repeat Itself, KW Institute for Contemporary Art.



Margo Onnes presents material from the 1960’s popular television series The Avengers in conjunction with her own work on re-enacting Emma Peel, one of the original characters of the series. Gerwin Luijendijk will present his current work-in-progress on re-enacting 1980’s music videos and Sjoerd Westerbroek will talk about his experience on taking part in an re-enactment of Allan Kaprow’s piece ‘The Birds’ at The Van Abbe Museum in 2007.

A discussion on the related topics of viewers vs. participants, documentation vs. a singular experience, and many other questions concerning re-enactments from the points of view of the artist/performer and the viewer/participant will follow. 

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