David Weber-Krebs & Alexander Schellow…

David Weber-Krebs & Alexander Schellow "Miniature"

de Appel, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10, Amsterdam

De Appel has ‘celebrated’ its departure from de Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10 with a performative ‘Bal Masqué’ on the 31st of December 2008. This ‘official’ event was followed by a ‘final’ and ‘semi-secret’ performance for a limited amount of special invitees. “Miniature”, an exlusive performance realized by artists David Weber-Krebs (DE/BE) and Alexander Schellow (DE) took place daily between 11 am and 6 pm from the 21st of March till the 29th of March 2009.

David Weber-Krebs and Alexander Schellow have worked together since 2006 on the “Miniature” project. “Miniature” is a space of potentialities: one single spectator is put in a luxury situation where something takes place for him/her alone in an entirely empty building. He/She is enmeshed in a constant vibration between different ‘live’ situations, previous expectations are continuously reversed. Is he watching a movie alone in the dark? Is she watching a performance without performer? For this special occasion “Miniature” was realized in a new ‘apparation/embodiment’ and will be expanded to the entire building of de Appel, playing with the attention and memory of the single visitor.

”Miniature” was an unique occasion to wander one last time through the exhibition rooms of de Appel Nieuwe Spiegelstraat in their state of transformation and dismantling. One occasion to reminiscence past exhibitions, projects and happenings and to discover unknown or unrecognized dimensions of the building.

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