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  1. 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 discover what it is like to shape oneself and what it means to be human. 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 degree of Bachelor 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 2020/2021 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, Avee Gallery, Platvvorm, Z33 and Ulterieur. In 2022 she receives a development grant for two years by The Flemish Government. Upcoming is a performance during Art Brussels and a solo show at Botanique in Brussels. 

     

  2. 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.