Yan Duyvendak © Isabelle Meister
Yan Duyvendak’s art – creations and performances – underlines in particular how the overwhelming mass of televised, computer and mental images as well as our social codes and other rituals of our fun society thicken the curtain between ourselves and reality. Yet his work never fails to affirm human dignity and shows the extent to which it is imperilled by our image-dominated society.
In Belgrade Yan Duyvendak, in collaboration with Delphine Abrecht, Claire Astier, Milena Bakmaz, Kiran Bhandari, Jovana Braletic, Rea Burman, Milena Damnjanovič, Rémi Dufay, Yan Duyvendak, Ariedon Gomes, Monica Hofman, Pitambari Josalkar, Katarina Jovanovič, Damjan Jovičin, Merel Kotterer, Sanja Latinovič, Wency Mendes, Grana Velencia Methalaka, Marco Nektan, Phoebe Marisa Pereira, Claire Perret, Keith Peter, Jean- Daniel Piguet, Parvathi Ramanathan, Daphne de Souza, Charlotte Terrapon, Olga Uzikaeva, Jaana van Vliet, Marian van Voorn, Karijn van der Wijk, Mark Yeoman, Milan van der Zwaan, are presenting their newest project invisible, a project which sends you into your public space to carry outr subliminal and poetic interventions.
Invisible is a game which sends you into your public space to play a collective game. With a small group of 8 to 12 people, starting from a short score and account of a previous experience. you carry out minuscule interventions. Together, you create a tiny situation, perceptible but invisible, of which you are at the same time the initiator and the spectator – the spectator of a subtle disarray, a strange, comical, political or surprising alteration. Like a secret committee, you briefly create a kind of poetry of the absurd, whose origin is known to you alone. By playing the game, you will likely become aware of all the potentials intrinsic to being together.
„Invisible“ is a game where you are sent out into the public space to carry out tiny interventions, based on a short scenario and an experience report. In a group of about 8 to 12 players, you set up a small situation, nothing serious, and become both the initiators and audience of a slight disturbance that is legal yet exciting. The game creates, if only for a short moment, a kind of poetry of the absurd, whose origin you are the only one to know.
At your arrival at the host institution, on performance day, the 8.11. 19h or 9.11. 15h you will receive the content of the series (three or four actions) and you will go to perform in neighboring public spaces before returning to the host institution for a collective debriefing and to share your experiences around a free drink.
Several series of at least three actions on 8 and 9 November are available to you. Feel free to come back another day to try different series!
Take your reading glasses to follow the steps of your action, and wear appropriate outdoor clothes. Participation requires the use of Viber, so please remember to charge your smartphone. We have some SIMcards available for participants.
Registration of participation at email@example.com.
Yan Duyvendak. Invisible, WhatsApp-conversation, 2019