Deform Amoibe is a sculpture of flexible material brought to life by performers. Amoibe is the Greek word for change and indicates a single-celled organism that changes its form. The contiguous material asks the performers to switch from individual to collective movement.
The work investigates how people can excel without breaking the movement of the group. The performers use all their senses to jointly operate the sculpture. The material can exclude, enclose and merge. Like fleshy skin, or the lacquer layer of a red Ferrari. With Deform Amoibe the organic and materialistic world merges.
The bodies and body parts become one moving mass within the sculpture. What is left of democracy here? Does the expressive individual disappear or only changes to plurality from a shared core. The works is about the fear of connection, which can feel like letting go of one's own identity.
Deform Amoibe is a sculpture performance, and also exists as video, photo work and in drawings.
The sound is composed live by Lucas Stam (cello). Recycled material has been used for the sculpture.
Selection of exhibition locations: Dreef Exhibition 'New Feminine' Pavilion Welgelegen Haarlem and 'The Prague Quadrennial' The Industrial Palace Prague.
Drawings, title Deform Amoibe, year 2019, material pen on paper, artist Iris Woutera de Jong.
Teaser of a video work, title Deform Amoibe, year 2019, material textile, pvc, video duration 8 minutes, artist Iris Woutera, videographer Kyveproductions, Performers Denise Verschut, Hannah Alkemade, Flora Nacer, Anna Riley-Shepard, Rosanna Ter Steege.
Screenhots of a video work and photo works, title Deform Amoibe, year 2019, material textile, pvc, video duration 8 minutes, artist Iris Woutera, videographer Kyveproductions, performers Denise Verschut, Hannah Alkemade, Flora Nacer, Anna Riley-Shepard, Rosanna Ter Steege.