Left: Le Maître, from the current series/section Blue Creates the Open Space, 2016 – Material: Performance relic, photo collage on plexiglass – Dimensions: 30 x 40 cm
Centre: Maria Goeppert Mayer makes a Heptagon, from the current series/section Blue Creates the Open Space, 2017 – Material: Performance relic from the series/section Blue Creates the Open Space: photo collage on plexiglass – Dimensions: 21 x 21 cm
Right: The O stands for: reenactment scripted chalk rite, 2020 – Material: performance (a repeating series do it yourself performances according to script) – Dimensions: n.a.
About the Artist
Marieke Coppens (Amsterdam, 1980), became a visual artist instead of a cabaret artist because of a serious accident with a horse in her teenage years.
Her main artistic interests are the aesthetics of power, violence and (inter)dependency. Coppens uses the aesthetic angle to take a close, preferably intimate look. Composing rituals help her to get a clear view of these subjects. Coppens gladly questions the truths and traditions of science. She likes to get lost in the scale of facts and fiction.
It is her favourite belief that works, subjects and stories find her, rather than the other way around. Language and humour are two of her favourite materials. For ritualistic reasons, works and locations are carefully attuned to each other. She prefers to call her work collaborations with architecture rather than in situ. The result of her work is always a rite of passage mimicry.
Personal website artist: www.mariekecoppens.be.