Maarten Boekweit is an artist who makes temporary installations, does performances and actions. Last year he was
in Chicago amongst others. There he happened to stay in one of the unsafest quarters, not on
purpose, but because it was cheap. So, feeling unsafe, breaking through that feeling and finding a way
to connecting with other people were the themes Boekweit had to deal with. He did so by
dancing. He designed a dance and asked people in the street to dance with him, inspired by
a dance workshop he followed in Finland and by Bruce Willis in Die Hard with a Vengeance.
In the process he asked himself if he was radical enough in his actions giving Jeroen Eisinga,
who covered himself with bees, as an example. But i think it’s more Boekweit’s clarity in this
presentation in Stroom which is confronting, inspiring and intriguing. That may create something radical in its own right.