In the course of the new season at DOK, BLANCO will provide three windows at DOK as a canvas for a different artist every month. BLANCO provides a view of the work of NUCLEO’s resident artists, offering room for experimentation, reflection and presentation.
May 2016: Elisabeth Van Dam — IN LOVE
Elisabeth Van Dam (°1986) is a Belgian dancer, sculptor and doctor in philosophy who trained at Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent and Ghent University. She makes dance performances, sculptures, installations, drawings, music and video work as well as contemporary Gesamtkunstwerke. She also writes idiosyncratic texts that are at the same time literary, poetical, philosophical, comical, theatrical and historiographical. Her own sculpted body is her tool and brain. Training the shapes of this body, cultivating and deifying it through fitness, ballet and weight lifting, is part of Elisabeth’s daily artist life. From a sensual female gaze she creates a personal mythology: a ritual landscape between heaven and earth that is both primitive and complex, erotic yet comical, familiar yet strange. Her extravagant worlds are filled with colour, marvel, wonder, excitement, pathos and love.
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