Jonas Staal & Harmen de Hoop - Activism Doubt
The visual report ‘ACTIVISM DOUBT’, is the vibrant result of a series of public works wherein Jonas Staal and Harmen de Hoop used each other as performers for their work. It resulted in a powerful mapping of artistic possibilities to engage with public space/ the public domain. Mutual tension due to different stances brought in a present-day tension, actual questions of artistic production: is it possible to combine both political as artistic objectives? What is the influence of the artist on the structure and usage of the public domain? Accordingly: what can we learn and experience, being the users of this public domain, when we relate ourselves to this dialogue?
The rules were as follows: (1) Both were obliged to act as performers in each of the other’s works. (2) As performers, both were obliged to follow the instructions of the other. (3) Each work had to take place in public, (4) The works had to be a mutual commentary on the position which both artists represent in their individual work.
Graphic design: Remco van Bladel
With the kind support of: Roodkapje, Rotterdam Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam Dienst Kunst en Cultuur, Rotterdam
for more info see: www.jonasstaal.nl
Pages: 152 Binding: softback
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm