At THIS, Noorlander presents an erotic, pornographic play paradise that not only entertains, but expresses the contemporary problems of our generation and its desperate search for the erotic. How does sexuality relate to porn and what is pornographic nowadays? What has architecture got to do with gender, porn and feminism? Noorlander presents a modern and updated view of sexuality, from a pro-feminist perspective, by interweaving pornography with sexuality and intimacy, using contemporary objects in new erotic settings that will fold, squirt, move, suck and drip.
Merel Noorlander designs contemporary unfolding universes, that disturb, elicit questions, and predict the future with their pleated patterns and transforming structures, combining their mechanics with light and body. The structures reflect how our world is in constant flux. Its purpose is to verbalise its ever-changing unfolding thoughts by interactively including the viewer in the experience. The concepts behind the objects themselves are based around social issues in Western society. Specifically focusing on topics relating to identity, gender, pornography, social architecture, and erotica.
During THIS Art Fair two special performances will take place by contemporary makers Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti and Denise Verschut. Presenting new technics and perspectives on Erotic, porn and feminism. Both performers are admired for their powerfull performances, visionary concepts and endurance in movement and programmed by Merel Noorlander and co-stand holder (nr 63) Sevilay Maria Van Dorst.
27 December 17:15 and 20:00h by Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti
28 December 16:30 and 18:00h by Denise Verschut (duo performance)
30 November 15:30 & 17:00h by Denise Verschut (duo performance)
in the Foyer.www.merelnoorlander.com