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. 

 

The music is composed live by Lucas Stam (cello). 

Recycled material has been used for the sculpture. Ao exhibited: Dreef Exhibition 'New Feminine' Pavilion Welgelegen Haarlem and 'The Prague Quadrennial' The Industrial Palace Prague. It is a performance work and also exists as video work, as photo work and in drawings.

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Drawings, title 'Deform Amoibe, year 2019, artist Iris Woutera de Jong. 

Teaser of a video work, title Deform Amoibe, year 2019, artist Iris Woutera, videographer Kyveproductions, Performers Denise Verschut, Hannah Alkemade, Flora Nacer, Anna Riley-Shepard, Rosanna Ter Steege. 

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Screenshot video work, title Deform Amoibe, year 2019, artist Iris Woutera, videographer Kyveproductions, Performers Denise Verschut, Hannah Alkemade, Flora Nacer, Anna Riley-Shepard, Rosanna Ter Steege

Screenshot video work, title Deform Amoibe, year 2019, artist Iris Woutera, videographer Kyveproductions, Performers Denise Verschut.

Exhibition "New Feminine" Dreef Exposities at Paviljoen Welgelegen Haarlem, 

title Deform Amoibe, year 2019, artist Iris Woutera, Larissa Ambachtsheer, Viktoryia Shydlouskaya.

© iris woutera de jong

Credits: Graphic design by Jasper Branse, text by Yvette Benningshof / Claartje Chajes

Met dank aan alle mensen die zich hebben ingezet voor de projecten! 

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