Clarinde Wesselink – Performance Art

Clarinde Wesselink is a performance artist who lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She makes wearable structures with the purpose of provoking, transforming and expanding the wearer’s sensory experience. Her performances evoke new and physical ways of relating to different contexts, to each other and to oneself. Thus, Wesselink provides her dancers and the public with new physical rules and values. From these rules and values a flow of activities originates through which a transformed world can be explored, discovered and disclosed. She works with a diverse group of professionals from different movement disciplines like modern dance, theater, mime, eurythmy and contemporary performance art. She has also involved audience members actively in her performances.
Clarinde Weeselink e’ una performance artist e lavora e vive ad Amsterdam, Olanda. Costruisce maschere indossabile con l’intento di provocare, trasformare e espandere l’esperienza sensoriale di chi le indossa. Le sue performances evocano maniere di relazionarsi fisiche ed innovative in contesti differenti. La Weeslink provvede a donare ai suoi danzatori ed al pubblico formule e valori differenti. Da queste nuove regole e valori si originano flussi di attivita’ originate attraverso un mondo trasformato che puo’ essere dischiuso, scoperto ed esplorato. Lavora con diversi gruppi professionali provenienti da diverse discipline basate sul movimento ed il corpo come la danza, il teatro, il mimo, euritmica e performance contemporanea. Il suo lavoro prevede, alcune volte, la partecipazione del pubblico.
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Bio

Education

Gerrit Rietveld Academy (2010-2014), Amsterdam

Selected works

Swivel Spot 

Waterwerkers (upcoming august 2016)- Sound and Vision Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Waterwerkers (upcoming May 2016) – De Karavaan, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Waterwerkers( April 2016)-Oosterkerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Waterwerkers (March 2016) – Spring performances Judson Church, Movement Research centre, New York)

Waterwerkers ( March 2016) – Springtime Nieuwe Meer, Amsterdam,The Netherlands)

Waterwerkers 2 (June 2015) – Torpedo Theatre, Amsterdam.

Waterwerkers (2015) – Das experiment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Waterwerkers (2015)- Sociale Verzekeringsbank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Dust walker (2015), Torpedo Theatre, Amsterdam.

Body-Body (2014) – European Exchange Academy, Berlin.

Compose/Distract (2014)- Graduation show, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.

Presence of the far away(2013)- Research lab on redefining  human perception, Gerrit Rietveld academy, Amsterdam.
Speaking to corners (2013)- Research lab on redefining human perception, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Loop ( 2013)- Research lab on redefining human perception, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Internships

Jemeriah Day (performer), Los Angeles, 2015 – present
Clare Butcher (curator and artist), Cape Town,2014-2015

Mieke Bal (writer, teach and filmmaker) and Michelle Gamaker (performer, teacher and filmmaker), Amsterdam, 2012-2013
Cristobal Leon Dooner (artist and animator), Santiago, 2011-2012

Residencies

 

Europaen Exchange Academy,  Berlin, August and September 2014.