I make (among other things) performances, TV shows, educational projects, books, drawings, installations, tours, videos and events. The format morphs as it goes through different structures. My work often has a humourous approach. I believe the power of humour is in recognition and alienation. It connects, cheers you up and provides new insights. By working together with people from different backgrounds or by letting my audience participate, I activate a social interaction. With this interaction I try to bring the spectator out of their comfort zone and broaden their perspective on the world.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist based in Rotterdam (NL). My work has been shown in Boijmans van Beuningen, TENT and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and I have done projects for the Dutch television broadcaster NTR and theatre festival de Parade.www.maartenbel.nl