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 Loominginvestigates 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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Title Collective Loom, year 2020, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, photographer Alina Fejzo, location Onderzeebootloods RDM, Rotterdam

Screenshot of a rehearsal, title Collective Loom, year 2018, artist Iris Woutera de Jong,

material textile,carbon, performance duration 60 minutes, music Mink Steekelenburg, performance Katarina Cvorovic, Masha Zhukova, location Dokzaal.  

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Title Collective Loom, year 2018, performance duration 60 minutes, 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, location Dokzaal. 

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Title Collective Loom, year 2020, video duration 30 minutes, material textile, carbon, iron, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, videographer Veerle Boekenstijn, music Mink Steekelenburg, performers Anna Riley-Sheppard, Mayke van Veldhuizen, Fernanda Gonzalez Morales, Rosanna ter Steege, photographer Lobke Leijser, location het HEM, group exposition High Tide

Title Collective Loom, year 2020, video duration 30 minutes, material textile, carbon, iron, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, videographer Veerle Boekenstijn, music Mink Steekelenburg, performers Anna Riley-Sheppard, Mayke van Veldhuizen, Fernanda Gonzalez Morales, Rosanna ter Steege, location het HEM.

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Recycled pop-up tents, location Vondel CS, year 2018.