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.

The music is composed live by Mink Steekelenburg (Winterdagen). 
For these sculptures recycled material is used. 
A.o, exhibited:  '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. 

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

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Preview performance for 'The Graduation Show' Gerrit Rietveld Academie, year 2016, title Looming, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, videographer Kyveproductions,

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

Preview performance for 'The Graduation Show' Gerrit Rietveld Academie, year 2016, title Looming, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, videographer Kyveproductions,

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

Performance documentation at 'Amsterdam Art Night' Eye museum, title Looming, year 2017, artist Iris Woutera de Jongperformer Lena Glucksman Nilsson, photographer Sara Anke Morris. 

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

'4-hour durational performance, Blanche' Hotel de Ville Vincennes, year 2019, title Looming, artist Iris Woutera, photographer Diego Diez, live music Mink Steekelenburg

performer Kim Hoogterp, light designer Grisha Runge.

© 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!