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  1. by Charlie De Keersmaecker

  2. by Maarten Kinet



    CMMC is a

    co-operation between writers/visual artists Céline Mathieu and Myrthe Christianne van der Mark. 
    Their practice focuses on performance, yet they try to prolong it’s fleeting character by translating it into another medium. In that way, the mainly textual pieces remain present in the exhibition space. These “translations” vary from video to printed matter.

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    Céline Mathieu’s practice is based in text, sculpture and performance. Her research focuses on the reading of art, through a play with reference, association and the performative. The gap between knowledge and meaning; the idea of “semi-” scientificness always seems to find its way into her work. She finished her Master After Master in Visual Research in Art & Design.

    Myrthe Christianne van der Mark’s personal practice is rooted in text, film and performance. In her first performances she executes orders by one of the participants. Her work balances on the line between film and performance, taking parts of both fields and intermingling live with staged, actor with director, subject with camera. For one year she has been doing an additional Bachelor program in Drama - Directing at RITCS School of Arts Brussels. 

     

     

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    Tubelight ontmoet trampoline

    Op 7 december 2017 opende bij trampoline het project /’haɪə en (nʊ)/, een bar-setting waarbinnen een divers programma van o.a. performances, talks, screenings, solo- en groepstentoonstellingen plaatsvindt. Tijdens dit project staat het samenkomen en de gespreksvorm centraal; het kunstwerk en de dialoog rondom het presenteren en produceren ervan.

    Met een aantal kunstenaars en auteurs onderzoekt Tubelight tijdens /’haɪə en (nʊ)/ wat het betekent om een ‘ontmoeting’ of ‘moment’ te recenseren. Daarbij wordt geëxperimenteerd met verschillende formats – zoals beeld, tekst of geluid – en het moment waarop de recensie wordt gemaakt. Lien Van Leemput woonde de drie uur durende performance Friends call me Gassdoor performance-duo CMMC bij en schreef ter plekke onderstaande recensie op haar mobiele telefoon. 


    http://www.tubelight.nl/tubelight-ontmoet-trampoline-2-tik-tik-tik/

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    FRIENDS CALL ME GASS

    Following unspoken codes and rules, drawn from ritual and religion, the durational performance alternates between moments of slow silent action like a tableau-vivant and energetic moments of encounter with visitors. Through play, the performers interact with each other and deal with the broad notion of repetition, reflecting on formal aspects of ritualistic choreographies and contemporary habits. The work considers what can be understood, communicated and what remains (un)known.


    PERFORMED 
    Friends call me Gass, 2018, trampoline gallery, Antwerp

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    FRIENDS CALL ME GASS

    Following unspoken codes and rules, drawn from ritual and religion, the durational performance alternates between moments of slow silent action like a tableau-vivant and energetic moments of encounter with visitors. Through play, the performers interact with each other and deal with the broad notion of repetition, reflecting on formal aspects of ritualistic choreographies and contemporary habits. The work considers what can be understood, communicated and what remains (un)known.


    PERFORMED
    Friends call me Gass, Official Performance Programme Manchester Contemporary curated by Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2017

  6. by Charlie De Keersmaecker


    SHORT STORIES - a solo exhibition by CMMC

    On the sharp edge between what we understand and what goes beyond our comprehension, 

    CMMC spends its time morphing life text fragments to choreographies, on the topic of "fluid logic".

    Paul Tucker Personal Training Studio, Brussels, May 2018

  7. THEY HAVE TO LEARN TO FIGHT WITH THOSE STICKS WITHOUT HURT EACH OTHER

    For "Curated by Weekly", CMMC developed a chatbox. The communication between CM and MC is registered and over these 7 days a script came to life. CMMC set up a series of restrictions that applied to the communication with one another and visitors of the page.

    The medium -- stemming back form earlier days in which "ASL" was a common thing and randomness increasingly found its way in the spheres of the net, -- documented the communication between CM and MC. Chatting through a set of restrictions (both grammar as vocabulary-wise), other references and technological linguistic oddities entered the discussion. 

     

    Durational performance, one week, text and chat, September 2016

     

     

  8. by Arber Sefa

     

    JEAN JACQUES KAKKERLAK

    Zij: 'Existentie gaat vooraf aan essentie'. Zij: 'Zo u wil. In mijn geval ligt het even anders.'


    PERFORMED
    Artenova. 28 artists, 3 curators, 2000m², Mechelen, 2016

  9. by Sanne Delcroix

     

    CMMC on This Surrounding Us All

    << Their work offers a glimpse into their interconnected minds by designing performances incorporating poses, movements, and text. CMMC creates moments of controlled synchronized randomness that translate a great sensibility for life and reflects upon knowledge. Like their minds this interview will become an interactive cobweb. >>

    Text by Nour-Lise Valette

    Interview and video by This Surrounding Us All, May 2016
  10. by Dries Segers
     

    THE MARRIAGE OF WILL & WOULD

    Endless ceremony of a linguistic marriage.


    PERFORMED
    POPPOSITIONS Off-Fair, Brussels, 2016


  11. by Sanne Delcroix

    This Surrounding Us All, 2016

     

  12. by These Things Take Time


    THESE THINGS TAKE TIME

    “These things take time”, is an engagement with the very beginning of things. A Bing Bang Boom, followed by wanderings about the origin of the origin, come to life in exercises of increasing intensity. Sequences of counting from one to ten cumulate data on duration.


    PERFORMED
    These Things Take Time, Gent, 2016 


  13. by David Reimann


    A SEGMENT OF TIME

    CMMC will perform a segment of time.


    PERFORMED
    Catharsis, Antwerp, 2016 

  14. by David Reimann, 2015

     

    BEAUTIFUEL

    The performance "Beautifuel" is a collection of actions, fragments and poses.The momentary and durational are opposed in a 12hour long performance that brings to life 1 everyday activity per hour. Going from morning-gymnastics to party, from crying to lunch and being bored, CMMC covers every main activity of a day, during every hour the fair is open for visitors.

    In a sadly joyful setting of plastic flowers and overall artificiality, re-enactments of movies, references to artworks and songs of poor taste come together in a reflection in what could possibly fuel beauty. 

     

    PERFORMED
    P/ART Producers Art Fair, Hamburg, 2015 

  15. by Eline Ros, 2015


    SCIENTIA POTENTIA EST


    The power of knowledge and what you need to harness it. A performance brought in fencing costumes, drawing a line between possession, exercice and exorsisism.

    << Get over the idea that everyone needs to like you. Your performance doesn’t matter, the relation to your boss matters more. >>

     

    PERFORMED
    Broeltoren Kortrijk, 2015 
    Popposotions Brussels, 2015 

     

  16. Sculpture “Fragmentary origin”, 2015    

     

    EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES + PERFORMANCE


    “The Weight of Water depends on its temperature” is a group show, curated by Céline Mathieu, presenting three international artist duos. Video, sculpture, photography and performances by: CMMC, Haseeb Ahmed & Daniel G. Baird and PeterKristinn

    CMMC presents readymades and objects in space, in which the line between performance, prop and a theater background blurs.

     

    PERFORMED
    Paris Texas antwerp, Antwerp, 2015 

     

  17. Cut of image by Gökay Çatak, 2015  

     

    TERPENTINE TERRARIUM


    On whether my red looks like yours. Fingerpicked words on the color circle and the phenome- non of looking. Inspired by the painting show, CMMC made a performance about perception, art history and the humor of it.

    Performance at the finissage of “We will never surrender”, a show about painting curated by Tom Poelmans.

     

    PERFORMED
    The Bries Space Gallery, Antwerp, 2015

     

  18. by Gökay Çatak, 2015  

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    LES NAGEUSES


    This performance is about a hole in your chest, a missing piece of something (undefinable yet important). It is a hunger, (def.) a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack, coupled by desire.

    << So not to make it full but not to make it seem empty. >>

     

    PERFORMED
    BORG Biennale Antwerp, 2014 

     

  20. by Gökay Çatak, 2015   

     

    LECTURE


    Books used for improvised reading;

    - John Berger, Ways of Seeing
    - L.J.F Wijsenbeek - J.J.P. Oud, Mondriaan
    - Art Writing the Whitechapel Gallery, Idioglossia an art writing glossary
    - Armand Spitz & Frank Gaynor, Dictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics - Time Life Series, Sovjet-Unie.

    Action: Céline cut Myrthe’s hair, while Myrthe read “Form and Color”, by Mondriaan.

     

    PERFORMED
    RAAM Kortrijk, 2014

     

  21. Cut of image by Gökay Çatak, 2015  

  22. by Fabian Battistella, with costumes of Geology of Thought, 2014

     

    THE GEOLOGY OF THOUGHT


    “The Geology of Thought” draws parallels between the functioning of a human brain and the rock-cycle. Sedimentation, crystallisation and how thoughts nest in the cerebral.

    << Your brain, rock solid rock pile compilation whole. >>

     

    PERFORMED
    Opening Exhibition MANAMA of Sint Lukas Antwerpen
    at WARP Contemporary Art Platform in Sint-Niklaas, 2014

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    M A G M A C R O W D E D, Antwerp, 2014 

     

  23. filmstill of videowork “The Geology of Thought”, 2015  

     

    VIDEO


    “The Geology of Thought” script was used as a voice-over for a video piece, in which the visuals were found footage of people doing “Eurythmie”; an old German Antroposophic exercise/“theory”, combining motion and spoken word. In that way we could rhyme the essence of a CMMC performance; movement, the referential and text.

    The video was shown on a small monitor in the exhibition-space when the performance was not “on”.

     

    EXHIBITED
    Group exhibtion WARP Contemporary Art Platform in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, 2014 

     

  24. by Dries Segers, with costumes of performance Transspecific, 2014

     

    TRANSSPECIFIC


    A playground of terminology trying to be parallel, elaborating on the idea of “transformation”. This performance discusses the reoccuring ideas of discipline, structure and choreographed graphics that ballet, mathematics and horses have in common.

    << So not to make it full but not to make it seem empty. >>

     

    PERFORMED
    Ithaka, Art Festival, Leuven, 2014 

     

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    THE GEOLOGY OF THOUGHT


    Performing the wrinkled landscape of the top layer of the physicality of thinking.

    << my hemispheres, my dear dear hemispheres,
    my jazzy brainhalfs my i will never be one,
    my provider of whole and hole, my recognizer, my regnition, my magnifier and fleshy, wrinkly two-sided spinefucker. >>

     

    PERFORMED
    MAGMA Antwerp, 2014 

     

     

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    DISSECTION OF A DINOSAUR


    This performance talks of/functions as a museum, a zoo or a library.

    An experiment in space, spaciness and time at an extraterrestrial site. CMMC’s second letting loose of information. A neological construction of the parallels of knowledge and dinosaurs (that what we cannot see but only imagine).

     

    PERFORMED
    WO MEINE SONNE SCHEINT, Verhalenhuis Belvédère, Art week Rotterdam, 2014 

     

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    Location #1

     

    CMMC’s first letting loose of information, a Wikipedia inspired reading collage. A very first performance combining found text and seeking the ambiguity of what we know as “knowledge”.

     

    PERFORMED
    Multitude Antwerpen, 2014 

     

  28. Cover of Aqueous Events, 2014


    AQUEOUS EVENTS, book

    Book combining essays,
    CMMC scripts and a piece of prose by CM. 

     

  29. by Fabian Battistella, 2014    

     

    CURRICULUM VITAE


    PERFORMANCES


    Upcoming Friends call me Gass at Trampoline Gallery 2018


    2017

    CMMC Friends call me Gass, Watt Kunstenfestival, Hosted by Geruis en Weergalm, Antwerp
    CMMC | Friends call me Gass, Official Performance Programme Manchester Contemporary curated by Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
    CMMC | Jean Jacques Kakkerlak, performance, Etalage, Central Station, Antwerp
    CMMC | Hugo, Leave Us At Dawn, De Studio, Antwerp
    CMMC | Short Stories, Paul Tucker Personal Training, Brussels

    2016

    CMMC | They have to fight with those sticks without hurt each other, Curated by Weekly, Chatbox
    CMMC | Jean Jacques Kakkerlak, Artenova, DART, Mechelen
    CMMC | The Marriage of Will & Would, POPPOSITIONS Off-Fair, Brussels
    CMMC | These things take time, These Things Take Time, Ghent

    2015

    CMMC | Beautifuel, Canned Laughter @ Geen Daden Maar Woorden Festival, Verhalenhuis Belvédère, Rotterdam
    CMMC | Beautifuel, P/ART Producers Art Fair, Hamburg
    CMMC | Scientia Potentia Est, POPPOSITIONS 2015, Brussels
    CMMC | Scientia Potentia Est, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk
    CMMC | The Unknown Titanic Child, PARIS TEXAS antwerp, Antwerp 
    CMMC | Terpentine Terrarium, The Bries Space, Antwerp 


    2014 

    CMMC | Les Nageuses, BORG, Antwerp
    CMMC | The Unknown Titanic Child, Antwerp
    CMMC | Lecture, RAAM, Kortrijk
    CMMC | The Geology of Thought, WARP Contemporary Art Platform, St. Niklaas
    CMMC | The Geology of Thought, M A G M A C R O W D E D, Antwerp
    CMMC | Location #3, Ithaka22, Leuven
    CMMC | Location #2, WO MEINE SONNE SCHEINT, Rotterdam
    CMMC | Location #1, Multitude, Antwerp


    EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

    2015 | Group Exhibition "The Weight of Water depends on it's temperature", PARIS TEXAS antwerp, Antwerp


    PUBLICATION  

    2016 | CMMC on This Surrounding Us All: http://thissurroundingusall.com
    2014 | CMMC, De Morgen, 2014
    2014 | CMMC, Aqueous Events, 2014 

     

     


     

     

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