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  2. Myrthe van der Mark’s practice is best described as a dynamic performance-collage founded on improvisation and associative leaps. Her research, in various mediums, aims to explore what it implies to maintain in a particular place for only an extended period of time. From a broader perspective: how do the possibilities that performance opens up intersect with other disciplines? A discrete perspective on practice, foregrounding, concept and language. A gesture that derives from direct experience and alludes to absence and presence. On the ability to sense things before they hit you. Predominantly visual, ephemeral, direct, figurative language of gestures and movement.


    Myrthe van der Mark (1989, NL) went to The Institute of Performative Arts - Toneelacademie Maastricht (NL), where she became a Master of Arts in 2021. She studied 1 year of Drama - Directing at the RITCS in Brussels (BE) in 2015. In 2012 she obtained her Bachelor degree of Fine Arts at ArtEZ, University of the Arts in Arnhem (NL). With her performance 'L'Air' she became first laureate of Art Contest 2020. In ’20/’21 she is resident at Zuidpool, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Het Bos, C-Takt, Vonk Studio's, School van Gaasbeek, and receives support from The Flemish Government, Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, Platform 0090 and Otty Park, the latter serves as her back office. She showed her work at Extra City, 10N Brussels, Avee Gallery, Platvvorm, Z33, Ulterieur, Cc Binder, Kransen, Art Brussels, Universal Exports, Museum D'Hondt-Dhaenens, M HKA and Red Herring Salon. In ’22 she receives a development grant for two years by The Flemish Government. In ’23 she is resident at Cas-co and STUK, where she will develop a piece in the context of Artefact ‘23.   


  3. CMMC is an artist duo focused on performance. Somewhere between strongly intuitive and oddly constructed, their practice combines language and doubt. Often driven by questions on (expected) skill, CMMC works with duration, quickly alternating emotions and long recitations. Over the years their work evolved to more stylized conceptual responses to the invitations they receive; from a 6 hour a day massage for 4 days in a row in a museum; to trying to write a novella in three days on sugar and water in the exhibition; to declaring entangled trees on the premises of an institution, a performance of their making.


    CMMC (Céline Mathieu and Myrthe Christianne van der Mark, 1989, BE and NL) performed in galleries and at art fairs internationally in Berlin (Berlin Art Week), Hamburg (P/ART), Manchester (Manchester Contemporary, Castlefield Gallery), Rotterdam (Wo Meine Sonne Scheint) and in Antwerp (M HKA, Kunsthal Extra City, Trampoline gallery), Leuven (Museum M), Ghent (Publiek Park, Vooruit, KIOSK), and Brussels (Poppositions). For their residency at AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz, they were supported by the Flemish Government. They had their first museum solo show in 2021 at IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen.