Looming is a moving sc­ulpture of circling shapes. The stretching textile material is processed into a lightweight construction. The person wearing the sculpture enters into a dialogue with the floating circles. The work investigates the scope of the human body and its effect on the surrounding space. 

 

The loom is a moving construction, the cadence measured by the beat of weaving repeated patterns.

It’s like life: a flow of change, but there is always cohesion. Inspired by circular shapes in nature such as the consecutive seasons and the rhythm of day and night. 

The work represents a balance between stillness and the ever-accelerating speed in which we are moving forward. In the movement research of the wearer, the most beautiful forms arise intuitively. Organically developing from a flat circle into a multi-layered spiral. The imagery is poetic: a flower unfolding its petals, the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, the peacock dancing his mating ritual.

Looming is a sculpture performance, and also exists as video, photo work and in drawings.

The neo-classic music is composed live by Mink Steekelenburg (Winterdagen). Recycled material has been used for the sculptures. 
Selection of exhibition locations:  'Nuit Blanche', 2019 City Hall Vincennes Paris, 'Amsterdam Art ' 2017 Eye museum'Lost&Found' 2016, 

'Route du Nord' 2016 Rotterdam, Wallpaper magazine 2017, ID magazine 2016. .

Rehearsal for 'The Graduation Show' Gerrit Rietveld Academie, year 2016, title Looming, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, videographer Kyveproductions,

performers Flora NacerFrancine Marie, Inge van Genuchten, Josephine Eisses, Lena Glucksman Nilsson, Sergey Artyukh.

Rehearsal for 'The Graduation Show' Gerrit Rietveld Academie, year 2016, title Looming, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, videographer Kyveproductions,

performers Flora NacerFrancine Marie, Inge van Genuchten, Josephine Eisses, Lena Glucksman Nilsson, Sergey Artyukh.

Rehearsal for 'Amsterdam Art Night' Eye museum, title Looming, year 2017, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera de Jongperformer Lena Glucksman Nilsson, photographer Sara Anke Morris. 

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'4-hour durational performance, Nuit Blanche', location Hotel de Ville Vincennes, Paris, year 2019,

title Looming, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera, live music Mink Steekelenburg performers Kim Hoogterp, Masha Zhukova, Liza Zhukova, Evgenia Rubanova, light designer Grisha Runge, photographer Diego Diez.

Rehearsal photo, 4-hour durational performance, Nuit Blanche' location Hotel de Ville Vincennes, Paris, year 2019, title Looming, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera, live music Mink Steekelenburg performers Kim Hoogterp, Masha Zhukova, Liza Zhukova, Evgenia Rubanova, light designer Grisha Runge, photographer Diego Diez.