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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)