21.10.2016 20:00
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Friday Night
Stedelijk Book Club: Press! Print! Publish!
Museumplein 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam

book preview, presentation by Gerrit Jan de Rook
lecture by Marga van Mechelen about Gibbs´ performances
screening of video performanceDeuxième poème Symboliste, 1979
regular admission

26.10.2016 – 18.12.2016
Gerrit Rietveld Academy Library
and department Beeld & Taal
Exhibition of concrete poetry & jottings
free entrance Mon-Fri 10:00 – 18:00

28.10.2016 – 30.11.2016
OBA Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 143
1011 DL Amsterdam
Michael Gibbs’ artists’books
Free entrance

3.11.2016 17:00 opening free entrance
4.11, 5.11.2016, 14.11.2016 – 11.12.2016 Mon – Sat 11 am- 6 pm
De Appel arts centre – Locus Solus & Library
Prins Hendrikkade 142
1011 AT Amsterdam

presentation at LocusSolus (basement) and Library (third floor)
with artist’s magazines Kontexts & Artzien
internet magazine Why not Sneeze?
archive material & magazines by contemporaries
and participation in the exhibiton on In-Out Centre (groundfloor)

5.11.2016 20:00 – 24:00
Museumnacht at De Appel arts centre
Rietveld Academy students of the Beeld en Taal department
create interventions with Gibbs’ oeuvre as a starting point
For the Museum night you need a ticket

6.11.2016 – 18.12.2016
Soledad Senlle Art Foundation
Sloterkade 171
1059 EB Amsterdam

Main exhibition with works by Michael Gibbs
concrete and visual poetry, performances, audio, video and photo works

installation by Doyoun Park the rules and results of re-enacting Michael Gibbs’
Add Nauseam, an ongoing performance by Noëlle Cuppens

6.11.2016 Opening Sunday at 3 pm
Speech by Harry Ruhé, fluxus expert and co-publisher Artzien
Performance by Rose Akras Tour de chance avec les mots – 4 pm

19.11.2016 2-4 pm Performance re-enacting Michael Gibbs’ Add Nauseam Noëlle Cuppens

3.12.2016 3pm Raoul Marroquin Small Talk
Screening Gibbs video Open Page, Close Mind

12.12.2016 Guided tour by Gerrit Jan de Rook and Eva Gonggrijp
And Add Nauseam, work in progress by Noëlle Cuppens

18.12.2016 Finissage Sunday with:
Performance by Peter Baren (NL) Blind Date With Michael Gibbs – 4 pm
Add Nauseam, work in progress by Noëlle Cuppens (NL)
Cees de Boer Small Talk, freelance curator and art critic

11.11.2016 17:00 – until late
WG Kunst and Studio Michael Gibbs
M.v.B. Bastiaansestraat 28
2012 RS Amsterdam

De-re-construction (or fuck the alphabet)
an event with performances, installations, food and drinks

Nina Glockner [DE], Mariana Lanari [BR] and Lot Meijers [NL]
back drop, an installation and performance by Ivan Cheng [AU]
at Studio M.G. nr 11

Sound poetry by Gibbs, de Rook, Carrión and Monach
Free entrance

12.11.2016 – 18.12.2016 open daily 12:00 – 18:00
Boekie Woekie Artists bookstore
Berenstraat 16
1016 GH Amsterdam

Semaphore, installation by David Gibbs [IL]
with early poetry and memoirs read by artist-friends
Free entrance

  • 1
    Soledad Senlle Art Foundation

    Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

  • 2
    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

  • 3
    De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam

    Prins Hendrikkade 142

  • 4
    WG kunst, Artist Space, Amsterdam

    WG kunst, Artist Space, Amsterdam

  • 5
    Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam

    Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam

  • 6
    Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

    Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

  • 7
    Oba, Amsterdam

    Oba, Amsterdam

A series of events in Amsterdam, including exhibitions, lectures and performances, celebrating the early work of the writer, visual artist, critic and publisher Michael Gibbs 1949 - 2009.

Michael Gibbs was a pioneer in the field of visual poetry, deploying language as a visual means. Starting out as an English Literature student in England, he was active in the Fluxus movement from 1968 on. While still a student, he launched his art magazine 'Kontexts', which included interviews with William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, among others. He lived and worked in Amsterdam from 1974 until his untimely death.

His works on paper, installations and performances all give evidence of a love-hate relationship with language. His obsession with language is particularly evident in his works on paper, through cut-ups, typewriter, mail and stamp art. In his performances, he pushed things beyond all conceivable limits by, for instance, burning and cursing the alphabet, writing with his own blood, or cutting words out and then eating them. His dry humour was a discreet presence in his deadpan performances and sound poetry events with John Cage and others. In the experimental period of the 1970s Michael Gibbs was closely associated with De Appel arts centre, where for the artists the floor became the canvas and the body was used as a medium.

With his independent publications 'Kontexts' and 'Artzien', Michael Gibbs generously enabled the Amsterdam avant-garde of the 1970s and 1980s to obtain a platform for publishing work and embracing new initiatives. With Amsterdam as his base, Gibbs provided documentation from a 'no-budget underground culture' and made a vital contribution to innovative developments, ensuring that the 'non-material' forms of art of this period did not get lost. He published work by Marina Abramović, Sigurdur and Kristjan Gudmundsson, Ulises Carrión, Raul Marroquin, Reindeer Werk, Lawrence Weiner, Henri Chopin, Jackson MacLow, and numerous others.

The event 'Let it keep secrets' will acquaint a new public with this rich and exceptional body of work; those who already are aficionados will welcome this opportunity to once more explore Gibbs’ work. Artists' books, objects, installations, concrete poetry and early photoworks are shown in conjunction with his notes. The exhibition will present excerpts from Gibbs’ performances, sound poetry and original recordings of his interviews with William Burroughs and Lawrence Weiner. It will be the first time that these archives are open to the public.

As a writer and critic, he exercised considerable influence with his articles on photography, disqualifying it as an objective documentary medium. Thus, he became co-responsible for the acceptance of photography as a form of art.*

'The exhibits in 'Let it keep secrets' focus mainly on his pre-1985 work. Because Gibbs used to put his material away and focus on new developments in his art, the works of that period have not been shown to the public before.

Acting once more as a pioneer and publisher, Gibbs initiated the critical internet art magazine 'Why not Sneeze?’ (1996). This site, composed in rudimentary HTML will be exhibited together with his ‘utterly analogue’ art magazines Kontexts and Artzien at De Appel. It is the only post-1985 work in ‘Let it keep secrets’.

Michael Gibbs' enormous body of work remains relevant to and inspiring for a new generation of artists. The 'Image and Language' department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy is participating, creating interventions with Gibbs’ work as a starting point, thanks to its function as a source for current developments.

The event 'Let it keep secrets' consists of a varied programme with performances and installations at several locations, where artists will react with new work and installations.

The performers are Rose Akras [BR], Peter Baren [NL], Ivan Cheng [AU], Nina Glockner [DE] Mariana Lanari [BR] en Lot Meijers [NL]. Other artists taking part are David Gibbs [IL] and Doyoun Park [KR].

‘All or nothing and other pages’, a survey of the work of Michael Gibbs, will be published by Uniformbooks, edited by Gerrit Jan de Rook & Andrew Wilson. This book will be presented during the manifestation.

Curators:
Soledad Senlle Art Foundation: Gerrit Jan de Rook, art critic and Eva Gonggrijp, holder of the Gibbs’ archives
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: Britte Sloothaak
De Appel arts centre: Nell Donkers
WG Kunst Artist Space: Eva Gonggrijp
Boekie Woekie: Jan Voss
Rietveld Academie and OBA: Gerrit Jan de Rook

Organisation: Archief voor Visuele, Concrete en Experimentele Poëzie and Soledad Senlle

Links: www.deappel.nl

‘Let it keep secrets' has been made possible with grants from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, the Mondriaan Fund and Soledad Senlle.

David Gibbs (UK) Semaphore, 2016

Coiled LED, video, different media,
Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam

map

Semaphore is a telegraphy system conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals with hand-held flags. Semaphore was popular in the maritime world in the 19th century. It is still used for emergency communication. The word Semaphore appears divided into 9 letters in 3 lines. In the video, signals appear in fixed cycles. Each signal represents a single letter combined into a message: A poor sea poem. This work deals with the dominance of poetic gesture over the Semaphore’s original function- the efficient transfer of data.

The work titled Semaphore plays homage to my fathers continual search into language experimentation: A defiance of the linear structure of conventional poetry that is also the linear framework of authority and the development of some sort of global/social relevance – “concrete poetry needs to develop but somehow remain poetic” (Typewriter Poems, 1972,p,46).

The work in particular is also a brief homage to my fathers father, John, who was a navy officer navigating the east indies and the Atlantic ocean on commercial tankers shipping oil and cargo. The work is filmed with my back to the Mediterranean Sea and the message I’m conveying through the use of Semaphore flags reads a poetic line comprising of the same letters making out the word Semaphore.
David Gibbs, October 5th. Tel-Aviv. Israel.

Doyoung Park (KR) The Rules, 2016

Plaster powder,
Soledad Senlle, Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

The second piece of art that also utilizes the same book is focused more on the material itself rather than its content. In this work I tear all pages off the original book and then scan these pages to make them like seals or stamps by using a laser-engraving machine. And these images as various seals are imprinted on white plaster powder, so that they may comprise a totally reshaped or restructured book. In using this material that can be more easily changed or ruined, I want to stress that the material’s fragility and instability reflect the very nature of an allegedly ‘structured world’ that can be deconstructed and restructured at any time.

Doyoung Park (KR) The Rules, 2016

Plaster powder,
Soledad Senlle, Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

The second piece of art that also utilizes the same book is focused more on the material itself rather than its content. In this work I tear all pages off the original book and then scan these pages to make them like seals or stamps by using a laser-engraving machine. And these images as various seals are imprinted on white plaster powder, so that they may comprise a totally reshaped or restructured book. In using this material that can be more easily changed or ruined, I want to stress that the material’s fragility and instability reflect the very nature of an allegedly ‘structured world’ that can be deconstructed and restructured at any time.

Ivan Cheng (AU) Back-drop, 2016

performance and installation,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

A recent moving note in the studio of Michael Gibbs and Eva Gonggrijp.
A new reading by Ivan Cheng, ably assisted by Vincent van Randen and
wearing work from the archive of Ting Gong.

Ivan Cheng (AU) Back-drop, 2016

performance and installation,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

A recent moving note in the studio of Michael Gibbs and Eva Gonggrijp.
A new reading by Ivan Cheng, ably assisted by Vincent van Randen and
wearing work from the archive of Ting Gong.

Lot Meijers (NL) Meanwhile Several People Entered A New Framework, 2016

Performance,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Following Michael Gibbs’ interest in Everything language Lot Meijers explores relations between language and the borders of the corporeal. The performance work will try to change the experience of the space over the course of the event. The durational intervention will silently interact with the audience as well as with the other works performed. The title of the work Meanwhile Several People Entered a New Framework is taken from Micheal Gibbs’ Seed collection (1977), which can be read as a poem, a list of ideas or list of titles for (non) existing works.

Mariana Darvas Lanari (BR) Untitled, 2016

Performance,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Book music. Erotic daydreaming during boring lessons at school. Not immediately though. Applying sounds in the right direction. Until extinction hmmmmn.. dee. da…daaa. hmmm.. hmmmn…daaa.. de.. da.. da.. dee.. daaa.. da.. daa.. da.. deee.. la.. la.. la.. hmmm.. laaa. la. la.. la.. la.. hmmm. hm… hm.. da.. daaaa…daa.. da.. da. laaa… la.. la.. la.. la.. da.. daaaa.. dadadada.. daaaa.. da.. da.. hmmm.. hmm.. lalalaaa.. la.. la.. hmmm.. hmmm.. hm…. hmmmm. hm.. da.. da.. daaaa.. da.. da.. hmmm.. hmm.. lalalaaa… la.. la.. hmmm.. hmmm.. deee. dadeeee.. deee. de.. da.. da.. dum.. dum.. pa.. paaa. dodoo.. da.

(Random findings in Michael Gibbs poetry + tome tones.)

Michael Gibbs (UK) Boekie Woekie, 2016

Reading from the work of Michael Gibbs,

map

Early poetry and memoirs read by artist-friends.

Michael Gibbs (UK) de Appel arts centre – Locus Solus, 2016

magazines and websites,
Prins Hendrikkade 142 Amsterdam

map

De Appel presents in Locus Solus a selection of Gibb’s self-published magazines and websites which present a testament to Gibbs’ love for language, literature and experimental art. On show till December 11.

De Appel focuses on the artists’ magazines Kontexts Magazin and Artzien, as well as a website featuring critical art on and about the Internet titled ‘Why Not Sneeze?’. He offered the artists and writers in his international network a platform to develop their texts and initiatives, in order to present them to the public. His connection to the Appel is highlighted through material and works from the archives of Michael Gibbs and de Appel arts centre.

Michael Gibbs (UK) de Appel arts centre – Locus Solus, 2016

magazines and websites,
Prins Hendrikkade 142 Amsterdam

map

De Appel presents in Locus Solus a selection of Gibb’s self-published magazines and websites which present a testament to Gibbs’ love for language, literature and experimental art. On show till December 11.

De Appel focuses on the artists’ magazines Kontexts Magazin and Artzien, as well as a website featuring critical art on and about the Internet titled ‘Why Not Sneeze?’. He offered the artists and writers in his international network a platform to develop their texts and initiatives, in order to present them to the public. His connection to the Appel is highlighted through material and works from the archives of Michael Gibbs and de Appel arts centre.

Michael Gibbs (UK) de Appel arts centre – Locus Solus, 2016

magazines and websites,
Prins Hendrikkade 142 Amsterdam

map

De Appel presents in Locus Solus a selection of Gibb’s self-published magazines and websites which present a testament to Gibbs’ love for language, literature and experimental art. On show till December 11.

De Appel focuses on the artists’ magazines Kontexts Magazin and Artzien, as well as a website featuring critical art on and about the Internet titled ‘Why Not Sneeze?’. He offered the artists and writers in his international network a platform to develop their texts and initiatives, in order to present them to the public. His connection to the Appel is highlighted through material and works from the archives of Michael Gibbs and de Appel arts centre.

Michael Gibbs (UK) de Appel arts centre – Locus Solus, 2016

magazines and websites,
Prins Hendrikkade 142 Amsterdam

map

De Appel presents in Locus Solus a selection of Gibb’s self-published magazines and websites which present a testament to Gibbs’ love for language, literature and experimental art. On show till December 11.

De Appel focuses on the artists’ magazines Kontexts Magazin and Artzien, as well as a website featuring critical art on and about the Internet titled ‘Why Not Sneeze?’. He offered the artists and writers in his international network a platform to develop their texts and initiatives, in order to present them to the public. His connection to the Appel is highlighted through material and works from the archives of Michael Gibbs and de Appel arts centre.

Michael Gibbs (UK) de Appel arts centre – Locus Solus, 2016

magazines and websites,
Prins Hendrikkade 142 Amsterdam

map

De Appel presents in Locus Solus a selection of Gibb’s self-published magazines and websites which present a testament to Gibbs’ love for language, literature and experimental art. On show till December 11.

De Appel focuses on the artists’ magazines Kontexts Magazin and Artzien, as well as a website featuring critical art on and about the Internet titled ‘Why Not Sneeze?’. He offered the artists and writers in his international network a platform to develop their texts and initiatives, in order to present them to the public. His connection to the Appel is highlighted through material and works from the archives of Michael Gibbs and de Appel arts centre.

Michael Gibbs (UK) de Appel arts centre – Locus Solus, 2016

magazines and websites,
Prins Hendrikkade 142 Amsterdam

map

De Appel presents in Locus Solus a selection of Gibb’s self-published magazines and websites which present a testament to Gibbs’ love for language, literature and experimental art. On show till December 11.

De Appel focuses on the artists’ magazines Kontexts Magazin and Artzien, as well as a website featuring critical art on and about the Internet titled ‘Why Not Sneeze?’. He offered the artists and writers in his international network a platform to develop their texts and initiatives, in order to present them to the public. His connection to the Appel is highlighted through material and works from the archives of Michael Gibbs and de Appel arts centre.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Exhibition at Soledad Senlle, 2016

books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and performances,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

The exhibition of works of Michael Gibbs contains concrete and visual poetry, in the form of books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and other representations of performances. Mainly the works from before 1985 will be displayed, since it is most unknown to the public until now. Curators: Eva Gonggrijp and Gerrit Jan de Rook.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Exhibition at Soledad Senlle, 2016

books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and performances,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

The exhibition of works of Michael Gibbs contains concrete and visual poetry, in the form of books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and other representations of performances. Mainly the works from before 1985 will be displayed, since it is most unknown to the public until now. Curators: Eva Gonggrijp and Gerrit Jan de Rook.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Exhibition at Soledad Senlle, 2016

books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and performances,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

The exhibition of works of Michael Gibbs contains concrete and visual poetry, in the form of books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and other representations of performances. Mainly the works from before 1985 will be displayed, since it is most unknown to the public until now. Curators: Eva Gonggrijp and Gerrit Jan de Rook.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Exhibition at Soledad Senlle, 2016

books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and performances,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

The exhibition of works of Michael Gibbs contains concrete and visual poetry, in the form of books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and other representations of performances. Mainly the works from before 1985 will be displayed, since it is most unknown to the public until now. Curators: Eva Gonggrijp and Gerrit Jan de Rook.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Exhibition at Soledad Senlle, 2016

books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and performances,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

The exhibition of works of Michael Gibbs contains concrete and visual poetry, in the form of books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and other representations of performances. Mainly the works from before 1985 will be displayed, since it is most unknown to the public until now. Curators: Eva Gonggrijp and Gerrit Jan de Rook.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Exhibition at Soledad Senlle, 2016

books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and performances,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

The exhibition of works of Michael Gibbs contains concrete and visual poetry, in the form of books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and other representations of performances. Mainly the works from before 1985 will be displayed, since it is most unknown to the public until now. Curators: Eva Gonggrijp and Gerrit Jan de Rook.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Exhibition at Soledad Senlle, 2016

books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and performances,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

The exhibition of works of Michael Gibbs contains concrete and visual poetry, in the form of books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and other representations of performances. Mainly the works from before 1985 will be displayed, since it is most unknown to the public until now. Curators: Eva Gonggrijp and Gerrit Jan de Rook.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Exhibition at Soledad Senlle, 2016

books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and performances,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

The exhibition of works of Michael Gibbs contains concrete and visual poetry, in the form of books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and other representations of performances. Mainly the works from before 1985 will be displayed, since it is most unknown to the public until now. Curators: Eva Gonggrijp and Gerrit Jan de Rook.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Exhibition at Soledad Senlle, 2016

books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and performances,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

The exhibition of works of Michael Gibbs contains concrete and visual poetry, in the form of books, paper works, photo works, audio, video and other representations of performances. Mainly the works from before 1985 will be displayed, since it is most unknown to the public until now. Curators: Eva Gonggrijp and Gerrit Jan de Rook.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Michael Gibbs (UK) Studio Michael Gibbs, 2016

various works,
WG kunst, Amsterdam

map

Michael Gibbs used to have his studio at WG Kunst(artspace) no. 11. His archive is kept here.

Nina Glockner (DE) Revisited Identities (I am tired of being misunderstood), 2016

Performance and installation,

map

As a starting point for her new work Revisited Identities (I am tired of being misunderstood) Nina Glockner used Michael Gibbs‘ work Identities 1 & 2, published in Kontexts in 1975.
In this particular work he creates one sign system consisting of text and geometrical forms.

Despite its abstract and simple appearance, the work implies several layers of meaning: It recalls basic philosophical questions concerning the construction of the self, the other and a potential togetherness – thus the notion of interpersonal relationships. Furthermore this work plays with the unarticulated space between language and form that has to be filled in by the viewer himself – as an act of decoding.

Based on this work Glockner will create a new “alphabet of objects” combining original objects of Gibbs‘ work and newly developed objects. This sign system will eventually be activated during a performance by actions executed by myself and the audience – who will softly be forced to be involved: "How can a momentum be created where the audience, me and the objects become part of one collective text – a temporary manifestation of collective understanding beyond language?" NG.

Nina Glockner (DE) Revisited Identities (I am tired of being misunderstood), 2016

Performance and installation,

map

As a starting point for her new work Revisited Identities (I am tired of being misunderstood) Nina Glockner used Michael Gibbs‘ work Identities 1 & 2, published in Kontexts in 1975.
In this particular work he creates one sign system consisting of text and geometrical forms.

Despite its abstract and simple appearance, the work implies several layers of meaning: It recalls basic philosophical questions concerning the construction of the self, the other and a potential togetherness – thus the notion of interpersonal relationships. Furthermore this work plays with the unarticulated space between language and form that has to be filled in by the viewer himself – as an act of decoding.

Based on this work Glockner will create a new “alphabet of objects” combining original objects of Gibbs‘ work and newly developed objects. This sign system will eventually be activated during a performance by actions executed by myself and the audience – who will softly be forced to be involved: "How can a momentum be created where the audience, me and the objects become part of one collective text – a temporary manifestation of collective understanding beyond language?" NG.

Noelle Cuppens (NL) Re-enac­ting Michael Gibbs' "Ad Nau­seam", 2016

Performance and installation,
Soledad Senlle, Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

In Noëlle Cuppens' project Last pages she worked with Letraset graphic characters. These rubbing characters are not being produced anymore and it has always been a matter of dealing with the amount of figures available. She decided to rewrite the last book of Marguerite Duras, (C’est Tout) with the letters from the few sheets she had left, resulting in her artist book The Last Pages. A mysterious writing due to the gaps where no Letraset figure would be available and the mix of all different fonts and sizes.

Noëlle Cuppens was offered to use the box Letraset of Michael Gibbs and she will re-enact his performance Ad nausaeum (getting nauseous) during the exhibition at Soledad Senlle Art Foundation.

Noelle Cuppens (NL) Re-enac­ting Michael Gibbs' "Ad Nau­seam", 2016

Performance and installation,
Soledad Senlle, Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

In Noëlle Cuppens' project Last pages she worked with Letraset graphic characters. These rubbing characters are not being produced anymore and it has always been a matter of dealing with the amount of figures available. She decided to rewrite the last book of Marguerite Duras, (C’est Tout) with the letters from the few sheets she had left, resulting in her artist book The Last Pages. A mysterious writing due to the gaps where no Letraset figure would be available and the mix of all different fonts and sizes.

Noëlle Cuppens was offered to use the box Letraset of Michael Gibbs and she will re-enact his performance Ad nausaeum (getting nauseous) during the exhibition at Soledad Senlle Art Foundation.

Peter Baren (NL) Blind date with Michael Gibbs, 2016

Performance,
Soledad Senlle, Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

Guided by MIchael Gibbs notebook the Seed Collection, Peter Baren developed a performance amidst the exhibited archive at Soledad Senlle Art Foundation. The performance hovers between a guided tour and a Blind Date With (the spirit of) Michael Gibbs.

Peter Baren (NL) Blind date with Michael Gibbs, 2016

Performance,
Soledad Senlle, Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

Guided by MIchael Gibbs notebook the Seed Collection, Peter Baren developed a performance amidst the exhibited archive at Soledad Senlle Art Foundation. The performance hovers between a guided tour and a Blind Date With (the spirit of) Michael Gibbs.

Peter Baren (NL) Blind date with Michael Gibbs, 2016

Performance,
Soledad Senlle, Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

Guided by MIchael Gibbs notebook the Seed Collection, Peter Baren developed a performance amidst the exhibited archive at Soledad Senlle Art Foundation. The performance hovers between a guided tour and a Blind Date With (the spirit of) Michael Gibbs.

Peter Baren (NL) Blind date with Michael Gibbs, 2016

Performance,
Soledad Senlle, Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

Guided by MIchael Gibbs notebook the Seed Collection, Peter Baren developed a performance amidst the exhibited archive at Soledad Senlle Art Foundation. The performance hovers between a guided tour and a Blind Date With (the spirit of) Michael Gibbs.

Peter Baren (NL) Blind date with Michael Gibbs, 2016

Performance,
Soledad Senlle, Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

Guided by MIchael Gibbs notebook the Seed Collection, Peter Baren developed a performance amidst the exhibited archive at Soledad Senlle Art Foundation. The performance hovers between a guided tour and a Blind Date With (the spirit of) Michael Gibbs.

Peter Baren (NL) Blind date with Michael Gibbs, 2016

Performance,
Soledad Senlle, Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

Guided by MIchael Gibbs notebook the Seed Collection, Peter Baren developed a performance amidst the exhibited archive at Soledad Senlle Art Foundation. The performance hovers between a guided tour and a Blind Date With (the spirit of) Michael Gibbs.

Peter Baren (NL) Blind date with Michael Gibbs, 2016

Performance,
Soledad Senlle, Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

Guided by MIchael Gibbs notebook the Seed Collection, Peter Baren developed a performance amidst the exhibited archive at Soledad Senlle Art Foundation. The performance hovers between a guided tour and a Blind Date With (the spirit of) Michael Gibbs.

Rose Akras (BR) Tour de chance avec les mots, 2016

Performance,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

Tour de chance avec les mots is inspired by Michael Gibbs performance Short Story and the video Deuxième poème symbolique. The serene and unwinding sphere in the video and the constant writing and erasing in Short Story form the departure for a work that dialogues with Gibbs world. In my live work, movement and the creation and erasing of image and text, using different materials, play an important role together with representations of time and space. I perceive Gibbs works as an invitation to enter the thought and the mind as a space where the presence of artist is still felt.

Rose Akras (BR) Tour de chance avec les mots, 2016

Performance,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

map

Tour de chance avec les mots is inspired by Michael Gibbs performance Short Story and the video Deuxième poème symbolique. The serene and unwinding sphere in the video and the constant writing and erasing in Short Story form the departure for a work that dialogues with Gibbs world. In my live work, movement and the creation and erasing of image and text, using different materials, play an important role together with representations of time and space. I perceive Gibbs works as an invitation to enter the thought and the mind as a space where the presence of artist is still felt.