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Monday, December 17, 2018

Under construction/ New website to be launched soon!


Screenshot of my new homepage michielkeuper.com, to be launched soon.

I am currently working on my new website. To be launched soon! Please bare with me :)

If you'd like to be notified when my website hits the air, please send me an (empty) email at weblaunch@michielkeuper.com, subject: 'web launch'. And you'll be the first to know.
Thank you for your interest! 

In the meantime, Self Practice published a profile on me. Some bed rituals, some books, some music, please have a look if you're interested: click here.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cranky Bodies Dance Reset/ Premiere excerpt





Cranky Bodies Dance Reset

Concept/ Choreography: Peter Pleyer
Dance/ Choreography: Tamás Bakó, Aleksandra Borys, Marcio Canabarro, Oliver Connew, Mor Demer, Ivan Ekemark, Ka Rustler, Alistair Watts
Costume/ Set/ Visual Actions: Michiel Keuper
Costume/ Set assistance: Martin Sieweke
Music: Marc Lohr
Dramarturgy: Alexandra Hennig
Production: Cilgia Gadola
Production Assistant: Ece Tufan

Premiere 23 November 2017, Sophiensaele Berlin

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cranky Bodies Dance Reset/ Set Design


Building the set for Cranky Bodies Dance Reset a choreography by Peter Pleyer at Sophiensaele, Berlin

The excitement of seeing your scale model turning into reality. Cranky Bodies Dance Reset, premiering tomorrow! #crankybodies #setdesign#costumes #visualactions


Building the set for Cranky Bodies Dance Reset a choreography by Peter Pleyer at Sophiensaele, Berlin

Set design for CrankyBodies Dance Reset a choreography by Peter Pleyer at Sophiensaele, Berlin. Scale model

Building the set for Cranky Bodies Dance Reset a choreography by Peter Pleyer at Sophiensaele, Berlin



All photos: Michiel Keuper, 2017



Thursday, November 09, 2017

Cranky Bodies dance Reset/ Costume, Set Design, Visual Actions



Cranky Bodies Dance Reset a choreography by Peter Pleyer. Photo: Michiel Keuper.

Countdown is on. CRANKY BODIES DANCE RESET premiering two weeks from today on November 23! Performance by Peter PleyerAleks BorysMarcio Kerber CanabarroOliver Connew, Ivan Ekemark, Mor Demer Alistair WattsTamás Bakó, Ka Rustler. Music by Marc Lohr. Costume, set and visual actions by me. Assistance Martin Sieweke. Dramaturgy/research Alexandra Hennig. #crankybodies #set#costume


Cranky Bodies Dance Reset a choreography by Peter Pleyer. Photo: Michiel Keuper.

Cranky Bodies Dance Reset a choreography by Peter Pleyer. Photo: Michiel Keuper.

Cranky Bodies Dance Reset a choreography by Peter Pleyer. Photo: Michiel Keuper.
Cranky Bodies Dance Reset a choreography by Peter Pleyer. Photo: Michiel Keuper.


Cranky Bodies Dance Reset a choreography by Peter Pleyer. Photo: Michiel Keuper.

Cranky Bodies Dance Reset a choreography by Peter Pleyer. Photo: Michiel Keuper.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

PAN & THE DREAM MAGAZINE / Censor Sensual series, 2016


Pan & The Dream Magazine #1 - The Emperor's New Clothes, 2017

Excited and honored that my 'Censor Sensual' series is included in the first issue of PAN & THE DREAM Magazine! And to find myself sandwiched between Nadav Kander and Nick Knight on the back cover ;)
The issue concerns itself with the naked form, and is a statement defying the current wave of commercial puritanism and the mishandling of censorship in social media. I made a series on the fe/male nipple hypocrisy on social media, and sadly ironically that point is proven by the fact that I'm only allowed to share the male versions... The magazine, which features the work of over 60 artists, is available for sale, for more info see web link here
All images: From the Censor Sensual series, 2016, acrylic, ink on magazine page.



Pan & The Dream Magazine #1 - The Emperor's New Clothes, 2017


Pan & The Dream Magazine #1 - The Emperor's New Clothes, 2017

Pan & The Dream Magazine #1 - The Emperor's New Clothes, 2017

Pan & The Dream Magazine #1 - The Emperor's New Clothes, 2017

Pan & The Dream Magazine #1 - The Emperor's New Clothes, 2017, back cover

Michiel Keuper - Censor Sensual series, 2016, acrylic, ink on magazine page
(Photo by Hasse Nielsen, Dansk Magazine SS07) 

Michiel Keuper - Censor Sensual series, 2016, acrylic, ink on magazine page
(unidentified magazine)

Michiel Keuper - Censor Sensual series, 2016, acrylic, ink on magazine page
(Photo by Dancian, Zoo Magazine No. 21, 2008/2009)

Michiel Keuper - Censor Sensual series, 2016, acrylic, ink on magazine page
(Photo by Matt Lambert, Sleek Magazine No. 40)
Michiel Keuper - Censor Sensual series, 2016, acrylic, ink on magazine page
(Photo by Chad Pitman, GQ Style Germany FW 2013-14)








Thursday, April 20, 2017

Update / Overview

I've been terribly behind with updating my work web presence... Too much going on!
Here a quick overview of what I've been up to in the last months. More and extended soon... ;)


March 2017
BLUR - Choreography by Joanna Lesnierowska. Premiere at Art stations Foundation, Poznan.
Set design/ Costume design.






February 2017
Valeska's Blind Date - Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz, Berlin.
Final presentation Valeska Gert professorship Meg Stuart, Freie Universität Berlin.
Visual support - costuming and spatial design.






February 2017
Irrational Landlordism - Dock11, Berlin
Performance hosted in collaboration with Maria F. Scaroni and Peter Pleyer.
Costuming, spatial design, live painting, performance.




December 2016
Moving the Mirror - In Between Festival, Wroclav.
Collaboration, group piece.
Performance/ Visual interventions.









November 2016
Moving the Mirror - Center for Contemporary Art CCA Zamek, Warsaw. Residency, performances.
Collaboration, group piece.
Performance/ Visual interventions.






October 2016
All Inclusive - Choreography by Julian Weber. premiere Uferstudios Berlin.
Costume design.





September 2016
The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight - Choreography by Jess Curtis/ Claire Cunningham. 
Premiere at Tramway, Glasgow, UK. Tour: London - Royal Festival Hall. San Francisco - Counter Pulse. Berlin - Tanzfabrik.
Set design/ Costume design.




June 2016
I See Red - Malta Festival, Poznan.
In collaboration with Peter Pleyer and Andrea Keiz.
Performance/ Visual Interventions.











Monday, April 03, 2017

BLUR / Costume and Set Design


In March I designed the set and the costume for BLUR, a solo choreographed by Joanna Lesnierowska and performed by Aleksandra Borys. It premiered 30th March 2017 at Art Station Foundation, Poznan, Poland. I created an assembled wall, consisting of 14 suspended panels, and a yellow jacket between a garment and an autonomous acting object.



From the program:
"Although the principle of ‘blur’ has been introduced into the tradition of European painting already by da Vinci’s sfumato-technique, it is however only after Gerhard Richter (in whose work the phenomenon of out-of-focus and hazy images took such a dominant role) that the blurred surface has become one of central motives in both figurative and abstract paintings as well as photography and post-photography of nowadays. Artists employ the means of blurring intentionally, in different combinations, and following different conceptual and technical strategies. Blurred surfaces, dissolving contours, hazy appearances, indistinct motifs in a state between apparition and dissolution, chaotic accumulation and constant overdose of equally important and unimportant details, dispersed visions and meanings, and aspects of color and composition brought to the fore – with all this in mind, we entered the studio to examine possibility of ‘blur’ in the context of body and choreography."










Photo: Jakub Wittchen



All photos (unless noted otherwise): Michiel Keuper, 2017



Concept/composition: Joanna Leśnierowska
performed by: Aleksandra Borys
set & costume design: Michiel Keuper
light: Joanna Leśnierowska (with research input by Jan Maertens)
sound & technical realization: Łukasz Kędzierski
voice coaching: Katarzyna Sitarz
graphic design: Michał Łuczak
production: Joanna Leśnierowska
coproduction: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
with support of: wpZimmer Antwerp, Visegrad Artist Residency Program for Performing Arts  (VARP-PA)