Earth Murmur’ is a performance that took place in the Elizabeth Weeshuis Museum/bibliotheek on 27 September 2014. Paul Glazier and Sato Endo improvised around Anne Verhoijsen’s installation ‘On Hands and Feet’, Paul Glazier on baritone guitar, Sato Endo with movement.
Glazier played one string with an ebow whilst releasing the tension was slowly, producing very earthy sounds full of harmonic resonance. Sato Endo reacted upon both this and the installation so binding the whole.
Sato Endo lives and works in Rotterdam and is a performance maker and dancer. She teaches improvisation and body consciousness in Tokyo and Rotterdam.
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Anne Verhoijsen is a Dutch artist living in Amsterdam.
Paul Glazier make a beautiful movie about this event.
‘Earth Murmur’ is a performance that will take place in the Elizabeth Weeshuis Museum/bibliotheek inspired by Anne Verhoijsen’s installation ‘On Hands and Feet’. Paul Glazier and Sato Endo will perform an improvisation around the installation; Paul Glazier on Baritone guitar, Sato Endo with movement. Glazier’s music will be confined to playing one string whilst the tension is slowly released. This gives a very earthy sound full of harmonic resonance. Sato Endo will react upon both this and the installation so binding the whole. Sato Endo lives and works in Rotterdam and is a performance maker and dancer. She teaches improvisation and body consciousness in Tokyo and Rotterdam. The artist Paul Glazier lives and works in Amsterdam. He works in various fields from photography and video to music and performance.
12:30 – 12:45 uur binnenplein Elisabeth Weeshuis
13:30 – 13:45 uur binnenplein Elisabeth Weeshuis
LekArt Culemborg, 26-29 of September
In her work ‘On Hands and Feet’ Anne Verhoijsen (1951) displays a multitude of hands and feet secured to the floor. The work is a symbol of being grounded somewhere, of knowing where you are at home. The hands are in direct contact with the ground, maybe they even carry the ground, just as in Manzoni’s ‘Pedestal of the World’.
I made the mould from my own body. Initially I was thinking of a complete body, but decided that my hands and feet – with forearms and lower legs – were enough; they tell the whole story. In this context I like the German expression ‘Hand und Fuß haben’ – there is nothing essential missing.
This is Me
‘On Hands and Feet’ also refers to the Uttanasana yoga position where you bend forward from the hips until your torso lies against your legs, your hands resting on the floor. The Dutch expression ‘Iets handen en voeten geven’ – ‘To give something hands and feet’, is an image that suggests that we want to work out an idea into something concrete. I believe that this is what I as a person and artist try to do in my life. You can see the installation as a self portrait: here are my hands and feet, this is me. The viewer then completes the image.
Location Elisabeth Weeshuis (former orphan house) in Culemborg.
The curiosity was so big that the public asked for a new gathering when we are back from our travel. We like doing that. We will leave on the 31 of October and we will be back before the 31 of November. Later more. On the picture you see Mr. Ahmed Faraj and me talking. The other image is of the dream of Ahmed. His floating village in the Marshlands.