Performances Marijn Ottenhof and Alexis Blake

Date: 25/11/2017

Time: 13.00 - 15.00

Location: Castrum Peregrini

Memory Machine

Artists Marijn Ottenhof and Alexis Blake have been invited to create a new performance for the exhibition Some Things Hidden. Both performances take place in the former artist’s studio of Gisèle on the top floor of Castrum Peregrini, an original WWII safe house.

Alexis Blake has a multidisciplinary practice that coalesces fine art, movement and performance. She investigates the way in which the body is represented and treated as an archive, which she then critically examines, disrupts and re-negotiates. For her new performance, Blake will look into the complexities of anger and empathy.

Marijn Ottenhof investigates social systems and the human need for rules and logic. By disturbing these structures, she questions existing structures of power, dominance and expectations. Language often plays an important role in her performances. It can be a vessel for communication, but also function as a surface beneath which other narratives are hidden.