Built with Berta

  1. To consider new models of presenting performance. Going head over heels by a wide range of various sources. There - suddenly she’s been seen for a brief moment. Thinking  about what is valuable and how value transfers from person to object and back. Looking for ways to exchange immaterial ideas and gestures. The use of borrowed elements (aspects or techniques) in the creation of a new piece. Sculptured form, content, endurance, whereas the process of thinking is equal to formation. At bottom it enables her to research differences between states of matter. 


    Myrthe van der Mark 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 was a 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. In ’22 she received a development grant for two years by The Flemish Government. Van der Mark 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. 


  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. They had their first museum solo show in 2021 at IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen.