Visitor is Present
we are artists. We were used to painting big frescos and huge canvases for centuries. Not so long ago we discovered we are human beings with bodies. So we started to perform. Today we have large printers, we like selfies and we like you to be present in our artworks.
Tereza Ruller, Hieronymus Bosch
and Pieter Brueghel
In her work Tereza creates a surface to document her performances of H. Bosch’s and P. Bruegel’s complex paintings. Using her body, she renegotiates the relationship between historical canvases and contemporary self-performing culture. The audience is invited to create an environment for Tereza’s restaged figures. Historical allegories are transformed into a participative event. The overall image grows and changes over the time, as a sequence of visitor‘s interactions.
commissioned by Het Nutshuis, Den Haag
exhibited at Curiosity Killed the Cat
curated by Welmer Keesmaat
photo by Johan Nieuwenhuize and The Rodina
Part 2: EQUESTRIAN
In this act, designer became a commander. Inspired by cavalry generals –during the loud sound of medieval battle– Tereza led the crowd to fill in a simple questionnaire.
ingredients: 25m2 participatory mood-form, motorbike, performing designer as a navigator, 4hrs long performance
kindly supported by Wang Motorcycles
photo by Johan Nieuwenhuize
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