Collective Loom (2018) is a space-filling spiral, which can be reduced to a flat circle on the floor. The stretch textile material has been processed into a 300 meters long construction. The installation is brought to life by performers.

As by an intertwining loom, the interaction of the performers is if woven into fabric.

Collective Loom is a continuation of the work Looming (2016). Where Looming investigates the personal scope, Collective Loom connects the space amidst participants in a group.

What happens in our "in-between space"? The shape of the sculpture refers to the most basic form in which people connect: from circle discussion to winding folk dances.

Emerging opportunities are seized or omitted by the choice of performers. The work is like a wave of change, but there is also cohesion. The music is inspired by reciprocal processes in nature. It is a continuous performance in which the spectator determines his own time and place in the performance space.

The neo-classic music is composed live by Mink Steekelenburg (piano and synths). 

Material: textile, recycled carbon, and metal. The work originated in 2018 and is further developed between 2020-2021. 

It is a durative performance work, one to four hours maximum. And also exists as video work, photo work, and drawings.

Selection of exhibitions: group exposition ‘High Tide’ het HEM 2020 Zaandam, solo performance ‘Collective Loom’ Fringe Festival in a former church 2018 Amsterdam.

 

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Installation, location Onderzeebootloods RDM Rotterdamyear 2020, title Collective Loom, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, photographer Alina Fejzo. 

Artist Iris Woutera - Title Collective L
Artist Iris Woutera - Title Collective L
Artist Iris Woutera - Title Collective L

Rehearsal documentation, location Dokzaal Amsterdam, year 2018, title Collective Loom, material textile, carbon, performance duration 00:60:00artist Iris Woutera de Jong,
music Mink Steekelenburg, performance Katarina Cvorovic, Masha Zhukova.  

Performance during Fringe, location Dokzaal Amsterdam, year 2018, duration 00:60:00, title Collective Loom, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, music Mink Steekelenburg, performers Denise Verschut, Katarina Cvorovic, Masha Zhukova, Liza Zhukova, Rebecca Collins, Wolf Govaerts, light design Paulina Prokop, photographer Omri Bigetz. 

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installation at group exposition 'High Tide', location het HEM Zaandam, year 2020, title Collective Loommaterial textile, carbon, iron, concrete, video duration 00:30:00, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, videographer Veerle Boekenstijn, music Mink Steekelenburg, performers Anna Riley-Shepard, Mayke van Veldhuizen, Fernanda Gonzalez Morales, Rosanna ter Steege, photographer Lobke Leijser, 

Performance registration part of group exposition 'High Tide', location het HEM Zaandam, 
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 Collective Loommaterial textile, carbon, teaser duration 00:02:23, video duration 00:30:00, 
artist Iris Woutera de Jong, videographer Veerle Boekenstijn, music Mink Steekelenburg,
performers Anna Riley-Shepard, Mayke van Veldhuizen, Fernanda Gonzalez Morales, Rosanna ter Steege,