we are artists. We were used to paint big frescos and huge canvases for centuries. Not so long ago we discovered we are human beings with bodies. So we started to perform. Today we have large printers, we love selfies and we like you to be present in our artworks.
Tereza Ruller, 2016 The Rodina, www.therodina.com
At Het Nutshuis, Den Haag
Curated by Tique gallery, Antwerp
In her work Tereza creates surface to document her restaging performances of H. Bosch's and P. Bruegel's complex paintings. Using her body, she renegotiates relationship between historical canvases and contemporary self-performing culture. The audience is invited to create an environment for Tereza's restaged figures. Historical allegories are transformed into participative event. The overall image grows and changes over the time, as a sequence of visitor's interactions.