On The Other Side Of Reality

Sound/installation for an street parade and exhibition

The well-known fashion designer Marga Weimans (Rotterdam) designed a float and procession to take part in the Street Parade of the Summer Carnival. Fashion, art, performance and theatre meet each other in an all-encompassing concept, which is heavily influenced by Weimans’ personal background and conceptions of the urbanite as an ‘agent of change’. A group of forty young dancers represented a transformational process that begins with clean, architectural forms and moves towards the exuberance of the Caribbean Carnival. They moved from framed to liberated and transformed duty into passion, uniformity into multiplicity and raw material into sensual attire. During a spectacular performance, the monumental art installation opened in TENT. To realize this project, Weimans collaborated with composer Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) and choreographer Amber Vineyard. This project marks the first time for Weimans to develop such an extensive and multidisciplinary project on the invitation of an art institution.

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Photos by Aad Hoogendoorn

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