A Sculpture Like You And Me –
The Performance (2016)
Do you own your body? Is your body an object? Or a collection of objects? Can you sculpt and sell your body parts? Do objects have any will of their own? Are you a sculpture?
In ‘A Sculpture Like You and Me’, artist Rosa Sijben and medical ethicist Sarah Boers investigate the ambiguous nature of objects and the interchangeable roles of persons and things.
The project exists in two independent but complementary parts: a performance that premiered at De Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam in June 2016, and a publication, released in February 2017 at Art Rotterdam.
‘I haven’t seen such a successful collaboration between an artist and a scientist before. The input of both seemed to exist autonomously next to each other, showing the full scope of their work, while it was clear that the one couldn’t exist without the other.
A combination of the currently relevant text, the curious props, the repetition and the nearly self-evident dance of persons and objects created a curious experience. While at the same time, the atmosphere was remarkably relaxed.’ Suzan Drummen
The performance ‘A Sculpture Like You And Me’ has been made possible with support of: