It is commonly thought that artworks move our inner world primarily through sight, while our bodies remain still. But what happens if we allow our bodies to fully and freely engage with artworks?
The project ‘It Moves Me’ is a physical research inspired by this question, initiated by Nina Van Hartskamp and I, and undertaken by the open collective ‘Wild Walkers’ on the occasion of UNCUT 18-19. The project developed in two phases, the first one consisted of a series of weekly movement sessions, the second of a series of daily happenings at the Stedelijk Museum, where we appeared as ‘wild visitors’ who fabulate new paths to engage with artworks.
Participating Wild Walkers: Nina van Hartskamp, Claire Wymer, Eva van der Zand,
Virginia Vivaldi, Rowe Carpaij, Beate Haije, and Leyla Cehan.
Videos in the Stedelijk Museum by Chris Giamo. Videos in the Rietveld Academy by Gina David.