Looming (2016) 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 at 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.

 

The neoclassic music is composed live by Mink Steekelenburg (piano and synths). 
Material: textile, recycled carbon, and metal. The work originated in 2016 and is further developed between 2016-2021. 

It is a performance work and also exists as video work, photo work, and drawings.
Solo performance ‘Looming’ Nuit Blanche at city hall Vincennes 2019 Paris. Selection of group expositions: 'Amsterdam Art' Eye museum 2017 Amsterdam, 'Lost & Found' 2016 Amsterdam, 'Route du Nord' 2016 Rotterdam. Publication at ‘Wallpaper magazine’ paper edition 2017, ‘ID magazine’ 2016.

 

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Rehearsal for 'The Graduation Show' Gerrit Rietveld Academie, year 2016, title Looming, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, videographer Veerle Boekenstijn, performers Flora NacerFrancine Marie, Inge van Genuchten, Josephine Eisses, Lena Glucksman Nilsson, Sergey Artyukh.

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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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location het HEM, Zaandam, year 2020, title Looming, material textile, carbonartist Iris Woutera, photographer Alina Fejzo

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location het HEM, Zaandam, year 2020, title Looming, material textile, carbonartist Iris Woutera, photographer Alina Fejzo

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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.