Splitzij

Tentoonstelling D(R)AAD
Over borduren als protest en beweging
Exhibition D(R)AAD
Embroidery as protest and movement

Verwey Museum, Haarlem
26-1 – 28-4-2024

Vier mannen en een tafelkleed.
Four men and a table cloth.
(Ongoing project)

Four men and a table cloth.
Four men and a table cloth and Anne Verhoijsen
Aatje Veldhoen embroids his own 'Veldhoentje'
Aatje Veldhoen embroids his own ‘Veldhoentje’

Embroidery Floss

Amsterdam – 1999-2001

Four men dressed in dark suit and tie, sitting in a circle, are concentrating on their needle work. The white table cloth they are adorning is draped over their knees in such a way that the men seem to sit around a table. Filling in the preprinted design, they slowly work their way towards the centre of the cloth. The work was performed in several places including the window of department store De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam.

A significant aspect of the performance is the mutual influence between the work and its context is: the setting is essential for the perception of the performance and the performance in its turn affects the surroundings in which it takes place. The response of the audience is intertwined with the performance to form a whole.

In a separate video the demented 85-year-old Mrs. Rijpsma vividly recalls how she used to give embroidery lessons for two cents an afternoon. This work turns a fading technique and a fading memory into a powerful testimony of history’s accessibility and topicality.

Aatje Veldhoen embroids his own ‘Veldhoentje’

Albert Wulfers, one of the participants embroiding his name

Embroidery lessons given by Anne in her atelier – Harry Heyink a.o.

Embroidery lessons given by Anne in her atelier – Harry Heyink a.o.

Part of the performence: 24 men and 1 woman embroiding table cloths at the Winston Hotel

Part of the performence: 24 men and 1 woman embroiding table cloths at the Winston Hotel

all the participants of Splitzij

In November 2001 Anne gathered all the participants at the Arena stadion to make a group portrait with their names embroided on their ‘broddellap’ – a Dutch term for a piece of fabric to practice your skills on.

Splitzij 1999-2001

I wash here

I wash here
2020

What you see is a moving image that actually has ia functional  purpose, but in this way shows an asesthic dimension on his own. It sprung from my fascination with water and movement and was recorded like this.

 

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