Looming (2016) are a moving sc­ulptures 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. This resonates in the piano music through repetitive motifs called 'ostinato’.

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.
Each of the eight sculptures seems to convey its own frequency, whereby the size of the spiral determines the pace of movement. In the center it remains still.

 

Looming is a durational and improvised performance, whereby the spectator determines his own time and place in the performance space. The work also exists as installation, video/ photo work, and drawings. The work originated in 2016 and is further developed between 2016-2021. 
Music composed by Mink Steekelenburg (piano en synthesizers), material recycled carbon, textile, metal, amount 8 sculptures, dimensions average 1x3 meter.

Presented as solo performance at city hall Vincennes ‘Nuit Blanche’ 2019 Paris. 
Selection of group expositions: 'Amsterdam Art' Eye museum 2017 Amsterdam, 'Lost & Found' 2016 Amsterdam, 'Route du Nord' 2016 Rotterdam. 
Selection of publications: ‘Wallpaper magazine’ 2017, ‘ID magazine’ 2016.

 

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

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

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Location het HEM Zaandam - during my time as studio artist, year 2020, title Looming, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera, photographer Alina Fejzo.

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Location het HEM Zaandam - during my time as studio artist, year 2020, title Looming, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera, photographer Alina Fejzo.

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'4-hour durational solo performance event with around 1000 visitors, 
location
Nuit Blanche' Hotel de Ville Vincennes in Paris, year 2019,
title Looming, material textile, carbon, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, music Mink Steekelenburg, performers Kim Hoogterp, Masha Zhukova, Liza Zhukova, Evgenia Rubanova, lightdesign Grisha Runge, photographer Diego Diez.