NEWS

March 1 - May 18, 2024
(solo) Cc Strombeek
Girl lives in the village. Sculptress. If you must know., Grimbergen (BE)
March 15 - June 9, 2024
(performance and installation) Yokohama Triennale
Method to my madness, Yokohama (JPN)
March 24, 2024
ART Masereel, Print art fair, Kasterlee (BE)




PERFORMANCE

IT, IT IS USUAL TO ADD ROSE WHICH IS FOUR ROWS. IT IS USUAL TO ADD IT.

For Beyond the Black Box, Myrthe van der Mark presented a new performance and room-sized installation on both the ephemeralness and sturdiness of life.

Through this work, Van der Mark explored the symbolism of braids, the colours of mourning, accompanying scents, flower arrangements, architectural clothing, accessories, tableware and small, elaborate hair works. Touching upon the world of object and speech, Van der Mark weaved together contemporary life, as if it was a non-narrative film with its own laws. A landscape, a portrait, a still life. In collaboration with Joachim Badenhorst.


PERFORMANCE

at this height, but not yet in it fullness (Vleeshal)

Commissioned by Vleeshal and in collaboration with Zeeland Airport, Myrthe van der Mark presented the performance at this height, but not yet in its fullness, inspired by the existing elements at the airport. The choreography partly took place on the runway of the airport, intriguingly intertwining specific processes of communication, maintenance, and language in a dynamic game of movement.

The performance took place on November 25 during the ‘golden hour’ from 3.45 to 4.45 pm at Zeeland Airport. The performance could also to be followed remotely through the webcam of the airport. Stills of the video registration of the webcam footage below.

Curated by Adriënne van der Werf
Presented Zeeland Airport
Arnemuiden



at this height, but not yet in it fullness

A single title for all my upcoming performances and shows that take place in 2023 - in between brackets where the work will be presented or performed.



PERFORMANCE

at this height, but not yet in it fullness (MDD)

Myrthe van der Mark performs at this height, but not yet in it fullness (MDD) especially for the museum, working with rituals, life cycles, and the four classical elements.

Curated by Laurens Otto
Presented Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
Deurle

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at this height, but not yet in it fullness

A single title for all my performances and shows that take place in 2023 -
in between brackets where the work will be presented or performed.



PERFORMANCE 

SWEAT

When I asked the curator to lock me up in a black box for the duration of the opening to make a contemporary cave painting

Myrthe van der Mark's SWEAT distills the atmospheres of other times and spaces.  Membranes impregnated with molecules and meanings, like the shirt your father was wearing during his last hours in this realm of physical bodies. The pictures printed by the shop around the corner with the residues of your rhizomatic residency and summer holiday memories of our own travels and those of unknown others. The allegory of the cave painting, a speleologist in a black box inside a white cube in search of the origins of creation like Schrödinger's Cat.

Curated by Avee Gallery
Presented rhizome_
Kortrijk



PERFORMANCE AND ROOM-SIZED INSTALLATION with a.o. orange shelter rescue camping tent, memory foam, daylight therapy, Belladonna drops

at this height, but not yet in its fullness (STUK)


The work, for which the title is derived from Aldous Huxley's ‘The Doors of Perception’, is part of a growing body of work developed around ideas of metamorphosis and form-changing. The performance in collaboration with Joachim Badenhorst is derived from the Mazdaznan breathing exercises. The focus lies on body-related rituals, singing with rhythmic movements and various bodily cleansing procedures.

Curated by Karen Verschooren
Presented Kunstencentrum STUK
Leuven



at this height, but not yet in it fullness

A single title for all my upcoming performances and shows that take place in 2023 - in between brackets where the work will be presented or performed.