The Performance „I Enter A Room (Performance Monologues)” by ieke Trinks is taking place in the context of the exhibition “How do we speak? A repertoire of language.”
Since 2007, the Rotterdam-based artist ieke Trinks has focused mainly on performance art. The everyday – the regular – is a starting point in which routine actions are redefined by dissecting them into separate elements. Trinks has organized the annual Performance Art Event (PAE) in several cities in recent years and has collaborated with the all-girl improvisation troupe, TRICKSTER – a collective that studies improvisation in performance. She has performed on international stages, including FADO in Toronto, Defibrillator in Chicago, and Brazil.
For “How Do We Speak? A repertoire of language”, the artist will perform her recent work, “Performance Monologues”. The work has started with audio recordings of artists describing one of their earlier works. Trinks uses the material to tell the spoken description again to a live audience. The temporary aspect of performance art often leaves Trinks with the question of how such works can be documented, and what influence the chosen document has on the impression it leaves behind. Trinks’s work examines the relationship between the mediator and the mediated subject, while at the same time testing the various possibilities of performance art as a form of communication. What remains in the room are the title plates of the respective performances, which only give an indication of what might have happened, or what is still to come, and show the possibilities of the performance artist’s role as a language mediator.