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Clarinde Wesselink (1991, Gorssel) is a visual artist, performer, and choreographer. She is fascinated by the physical boundaries of our inner and outer world. To her, our skin is not an impenetrable border, but a permeable zone; like a membrane of body cells. In her work, Clarinde Wesselink keeps asking herself how we can influence this permeability in order to create new, broader, more sensitive, and more intensive relationships with our environment. She does this by allowing dialogue to take place in her films, between different movements, processes, and rhythms of nature and the human body. The artist creates utopian situations in different environments. They are performances in which she establishes her own culture, contact, and meaning with the body and its environment. In this way, Clarinde Wesselink wants to show that our relationship with the body and the world around us is moldable and that we ourselves can influence it.

 

Solo exhibitions and performances
2022
Apart, We Are Together, live performance, Dat Bolwerck, Zutphen, NL
The Reason I move, video work, drawings, and live performances, Bolwerck, Zutphen, NL
2021
Apart, We Are Together, live performances, Kunstkapel, Amsterdam.
2019
Horizon-Tale, videowork, De School, Amsterdam.
Ondicht, residency and exhibition, SIGN, Groningen, NL.
Sporen, residency, Knockvologan-Studies, Isle of Mull, Scotland.
2018
Windreizen, interactive performance, De Karavaan, Alkmaar, NL.
Windreizen, residency and performances, RAUM, Utrecht, NL.
Zandloper, performance, art centre Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam.
Zandloper, performance, art centre Casco, Utrecht, NL.
2017
How to touch the space, solo-exhibition, Art space Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam.
2016
Waterwerkers, dance performance, Oosterkerk Amsterdam.
Waterwerkers, dance performance, Festival aan de Maas, Rotterdam.
Waterwerkers, dance performance, Movement Research Center, New York.
Waterwerkers, dance performance, Nexst Festival, Turijn, Italy.
Waterwerkers, dance performance, Moving Bodies Festival, Italy.
Waterwerkers, dance performance, Nieuw en Meer, Amsterdam.
Waterwerkers, dance performance, De Karavaan, Alkmaar, The Netherlands.
Waterwerkers, dance performance, Beeld en Geluid festival, Amsterdam.
Waterwerkers, dance performance, Springtime festival, Amsterdam.
Waterwerkers, dance performance, De Old School, Amsterdam.
Waterwerkers, dance performance, De Sociale Verzekeringsbank, Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

groupexhibitions and performances
2020
Corona-archives, group show, art center Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam.
Hunger, group show, AKINCI gallery, Amsterdam.
Horizon-Tale, film, nominated Social World Festival, Italy.
Horizon-Tale, film, nominated Fine Arts Film Festival, Los Angeles.
2019
Prospects & Concepts, group show, Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
2018
Wartel, group show, art center Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam.
2017
Open house, improvisation performance session with Simone Forti, Jeremiah Day, Batyah Schachter, K77, Berlin.

 

Other relevant experiences
2022
Symposium with philosopher Aldo Houterman and Nathanja van den Heuvel
2018
Performance Art lecturer, module: Earth & Energy | Bildung Academy, part of the Vrije University Amsterdam.
2017
The Gassy Spider ( In Dutch De spin die scheetjes laat!), concept & set design, classical children’s concert, based on my children!s book, The Gelders Orchestra & Orchestra of the East, Multiple sold-out venues throughout the Netherlands.
Papa says yes (In Dutch Papa zegt ja), illustrations Children’s Book by Filemon and Clarinde Wesselink, publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers, 1 edition.
2016
Supervisor of final performance dance by Tex Hobijn, ARTEZ University of Arts | Arnhem, NL.
The Gassy Spider (In Dutch De spin die scheetjes laat!), illustrations Children!s Book by Filemon and Clarinde Wesselink, publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers, 11 editions, also used as educational material in elementary schools. Various television and radio presentations in national media, subject: Children!s book: The Gassy Spider (In Dutch De Spin die veel scheetjes laat!) by Clarinde & Filemon Wesselink (RTL Late Night Show, BNR news, radio 538, TV East, Broadcasting Station MAX).