It moves me

Movement research/happening at Stedelijk Museum, March 2019 NL

The common way to perceive art is through vision. Behind the eyes we are allowed to go ‘wild’, let art works touch our thoughts and emotions, while our bodies remain still. What would happen if we allow our whole body to interact with art? 

This question formed the ground on which the Wild Walkers – an open collective of Rietveld students – came to exist, initiated by Claire Wymer and Nina van Hartskamp. Over a period of three months we held movement sessions to examine new path ways on which to perceive art. By the end the research was shown at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam during Uncut 2019. 

Between 12.30 and 14.00 pm on the 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th of March 2019 the Wild Walkers engaged with the art works at Stedelijk Museum, not as performers but as perceivers/visitors; ”To fabulate other pathways of experiencing art, on which we invite ourselves and others to move freely and wild.”

This video is an impression of the sessions at Stedelijk Museum filmed by Chris Giamo. Participating Wild Walkers: Nina van Hartskamp, Claire Wymer, Eva van der Zand, Virginia Vivaldi, Rowe Carpaij, Beate Haije, and Leyla Cehan.