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Feiko Beckers A disappointment you can rely on


Feiko Beckers A disappointment you can rely on

SA 25.03.2017 17:00 premiere
SA 01.04.2017 17:00

From early February through early April, you will encounter unusual installations in the halls of the Beursschouwburg. The Dutch artist Feiko Beckers has taken over our exhibition spaces with a series of dwellings on stilts. Inside these huts, he presents sculptures, films, texts and even performances, including A Disappointment You Can Rely On.

In this performance, alias cooking workshop, the artist argues that a disappointment need not always be an unfortunate event. It can also be a benchmark, a reference point in which one can place unconditional trust.

With the help of Feiko Beckers' imperfect instructions and impractical cooking implements, the audience is taught a number of cooking techniques that not only result in guaranteed failure, but also inedible meals. In the world of Feiko Beckers, failure is pure pleasure, again and again!

Expo The understanding of nonsense Feiko Beckers.
Expo from 4/2 – 8/4/2017

Feiko Beckers (1983) is a Dutch artist. He graduated from the Minerva Academy in Groningen in 2006 and was artist in residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2010-2011. In 2013 he was a resident at Palais de Tokyo’s Le Pavilion programme. He works with mundane histories based on events from his own life, stories about failures, accidents or embarrassing situations that he has personally experienced. His work seeks answers to the unexpected, merciless character of unfortunate events. With video, performance, installations and even music, he constructs narratives that are unexpectedly interrupted, their determined and unavoidable failure impending and self-evident.

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