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Truly Rural, 2019
Video installation and performance


Video Installation
4K/UHD
Full Running Time - 18mins loop
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Performance
With Alexandra Tveit, Raoni Muzho Saleh, Stefan Govaart, Tristan Al-Hinnawi and Çigdem Polat.
Mix by Daniel Iinatti.

Video documentation on request


Video. Truly Rural (2019) is an account of the German countryside as an environment where eruptions of disgust and social disorder lurk. Combining unrehearsed interviews and documentary techniques with a heavy post production process in order to unfold the southern German tradition of 'Fasching' (carnival) alongside the rekindling the outbreak of mad cow disease as an allegory for current rise of far right, fascist tendencies throughout Europe. A doll with clown make-up acts as both protagonist and mouthpiece. 

Performance. Building on herd behaviour and the movements of sick cows’ bodies, in which five dancers enter into interactions in which the intimate and formal regularly turns into the repulsive. Attention, spectatorship and cultural contagion become a choreographic strategy, exploring the group as a creature in relation to the dynamics of institutional life.


Installation documentation - Gert Jan van Rooij @ Rijksakademie Open Studio’s 2019
Performance Registration - Arvo Leo @ Rijksakademie Open Studio’s 2019