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De grenzen van het lichaam special: Jeroen Eisinga

De grenzen van het lichaam

Guido van der Werve – Palpable Futility

Author Dirk van Weelden, an avid runner, will discuss how Guido van der Werve’s work exhausts the body, endangers it and goes beyond its boundaries and what the effects thereof are. Lecture featuring film excerpts.

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‘Facing danger, cold, endless repetition and physical exhaustion is a restless deed of gradually changing the subject,’ writes Dirk van Weelden in the publication accompanying Guido van der Werve’s exhibition. During his lecture, larded with film excerpts, Van Weelden will discuss how Guido van der Werve performs the extreme, exhausting, dangerous activities in his films in a calm, seemingly emotionless manner is related to shamanistic rituals and asceticism.

The evening includes an interview with Guido van de Werve who, while running, is interviewed by Parool journalist Jan Pieter Ekker about how his fitness addiction saved his life.



90 min.

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Eye on Art is a programme on the intersection between film and other arts. Eye on Art keeps up with current events, with presentations on contemporary artists and programmes that coincide with important exhibitions, manifestations and Eye activities.

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