A new performance installation will be presented at the opening program of Gaudeamus at the foyer of TivoliVredenburg. Installation: Mariska de Groot, Composition: Nikos Kokolakis and Catchpenny Ensemble. This installation was developed at AZC Rijswijk through Stichting de Vrolijkheid with help and participation of residents of the azc…
Klein Woestijn is a performance-installation of the multi-media artist Mariska de Groot in collaboration with composer Nikos Kokolakis and Catchpenny Ensemble. It is using a big double pendulum, making 3-dimensional Lissajous drawings with sand of different colors in a growing transitory sculpture. Light play with spots and DIA projectors transforms the little sandy hills into a detailed curvy landscape. The ensemble, scattered in the space, is responding to the movement of the pendulum through harmonic and gestural materials in an open score.
This project was developed with the help of Stichting de Vrolijkheid and residents of azc Rijswijk in the summer of 2019. Stichting de Vrolijkheid is a multicultural, not-profit network of artists, play writers, actors, musicians and volunteers who invest in children and teenagers in asylum-seekers centers.
Vrolijkheid organizes creative activities on a regular basis in 28 asylum-seekers centers in the Netherlands.