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MACO (The Imaginary Art Collective) is back!
Join us on October 1st to see a seven-channel video installation and seven live performances in our S/ash Gallery and our performance space, UBIK! IMACO is a two-part project which investigates the human relationship to the processes of letting go and acceptance.
It all started during quarantine when we invited seven artists to declutter their homes and bring one object they wanted to let go of, to give it a final goodbye via a performance.
This was done in the manner of a relay race. Effectively, the object which one artist let go of became the object the next artist had to accept, take home and adopt by making a new performance with it.
IMACO VIDEO INSTALLATION / WORM S/ash Gallery
PART 1: Letting Go
S/ash Gallery will host a seven-channel video installation showcasing the artists’ final performances for the objects they said goodbye to. For this occasion, the collective creates an immersive video collage.
“It was such an “inward” process, I have never performed only in front of a camera. What is a performance without a public, who do you perform for? It was all about being there with me, myself and the object.”
IMACO LIVE PERFORMANCES / WORM UBIK
Part 2: Acceptance
After their final performances, each artist took an object from one of the other artists home. A new “presence”, from a stranger, in their own quarantined space. How did they accept this new object? How did they make it their own? What relationship did they develop with it?
These questions will be answered during a one-hour performance show the IMACO collective has prepared for you. They will perform together, apart at a safe distance, on the stage of UBIK.
IMACO collective consists of: Rowan van As, Roxette Capriles, Toine Klaassen, Philemon Mukarno, Iris Van Wijk, Lisa Chudalla, Marta Worner.