Deform is a performance with a flexible sculpture designed for a human body. The combination of hard (plastic) and soft (textile) provides a movable space, in which remarkable forms can be created. The performer is engaged in an exchange with the material that reacts to her movements. The organic flow refers to forms in the n­­atural world, like a flower, plant or softly swaying sea anemone. 

 

Deform enables the body to freely experiment with sensory impulse. The human being in the cocoon is anonymous, yet expressive by movement. It’s about the inventiveness of a body and finding new ways of moving. The boundary between human, object, and nature can fade. Deform reflects the hope that design will become a circular system, just like nature itself. The intuitive soundscape is by Joris Cohen (hang) and Moniek de Leeuw (violin).  

 

 

Deform is o.a. exposed at 'Neuhaus' Het Nieuwe Instituut, 'To Heal' Frascati theater, 'Fashion Program 2019' Palais de Tokyo,

The Garden Project 2019' during Art Rotterdam, 'CBKamer 2019' at CBK Amsterdam.

Deform appeared in 'De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2019' by Trichis and is sponsored by BSL raambekleding

 

The teaser of video work, title Deform, year 2015, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, videographer Kyveproductions, music Joris Cohen, Moniek de Leeuw, performers Kelly Vincent, Flora Nacer, Olga van Dijk.

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Screenshot of a video work, titel Deform, year 2015, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, videographer Kyveproductions, performers Kelly Vincent, Flora Nacer, Olga van Dijk.

Solo exhibition at 'The Fashion Show' Gerrit Rietveld Academie, title Deform, year 2015, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, photographer Omri Bigetz.

Title Deform, year 2019, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, photographer Leonor Salsich, performer Flora Nacer.

Title Deform, year 2019, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, photographer Leonor Salsich, performer Lena Glücksman Nilsson.

Title Deform year 2019, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, photographer Leonor Salsich, performers Flora Nacer, Imola Nagy.

Title Deform, year 2019, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, photographer Leonor Salsich, performer Imola Nagy.

© 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!