Ondertussen (Meanwhile); presentation by Maarten Boekweit, Stroom, The Hague

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Maarten Boekweit is an artist who makes temporary installations, does performances and actions. Last year he was

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in Chicago amongst others. There he happened to stay in one of the unsafest quarters, not on

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purpose, but because it was cheap. So, feeling unsafe, breaking through that feeling and finding a way

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to connecting with other people were the themes Boekweit had to deal with. He did so by

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dancing. He designed a dance and asked people in the street to dance with him, inspired by

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a dance workshop he followed in Finland and by Bruce Willis in Die Hard with a Vengeance.

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In the process he asked himself if he was radical enough in his actions giving Jeroen Eisinga,

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who covered himself with bees, as an example. But i think it’s more Boekweit’s clarity in this

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presentation in Stroom which is confronting, inspiring and intriguing. That may create something radical in its own right.

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Bertus Pieters

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