Myrthe van der Mark

Off the Grid
Periode: 06.02—06.03.2023

Myrthe van der Mark (1989, NL) went to The Institute of Performative Arts — Toneelacademie Maastricht (NL), whe­re she beca­me a Master of Arts in 2021. She stu­died 1 year of Drama — Directing at the RITCS in Brussels (BE) in 2015. In 2012 she obtai­ned her Bachelor degree of Fine Arts at ArtEZ, University of the Arts in Arnhem (NL). With her per­for­man­ce L’Air’ she beca­me first lau­re­a­te of Art Contest 2020. In 20/’21 she is resi­dent at Zuidpool, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Het Bos, C‑Takt, Vonk Studio’s, School van Gaasbeek, and recei­ves sup­port from The Flemish Government, Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, Platform 0090 and Otty Park, the lat­ter ser­ves as her back offi­ce. She showed her work at Extra City, 10N Brussels, Avee Gallery, Platvvorm, Z33, Ulterieur, Cc Binder, Kransen, Art Brussels, Universal Exports, Museum D’Hondt-Dhaenens, M HKA and Red Herring Salon. In 22 she recei­ves a devel­op­ment grant for two years by The Flemish Government. In 23 she is resi­dent at Cas-co and STUK, whe­re she will devel­op a pie­ce in the con­text of Artefact 23.

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Myrthe van der Mark

We wel­co­me Myrthe van der Mark for a short resi­d­en­cy at Cas-co. During one month, she will research for her long-term pro­ject AT THIS HEIGHT, BUT NOT YET IN ITS FULLNESS, resul­ting in a new art­work that will be pre­sen­ted at Artefact (STUK Leuven) in June.

About the artist:

Myrthe van der Mark’s prac­ti­ce is best descri­bed as a dyna­mic per­for­man­ce-col­la­ge foun­ded on impro­vi­sa­ti­on and asso­ci­a­ti­ve leaps. Her research, in various medi­ums, aims to explo­re what it imp­lies to main­tain in a par­ti­cu­lar pla­ce for only an exten­ded peri­od of time. From a broa­der per­spec­ti­ve: how do the pos­si­bi­li­ties that per­for­man­ce opens up inter­sect with other dis­ci­pli­nes? A dis­cre­te per­spec­ti­ve on prac­ti­ce, foregroun­ding, con­cept and lan­gu­a­ge. A gestu­re that deri­ves from direct expe­rien­ce and allu­des to absen­ce and pre­sen­ce. On the abi­li­ty to sen­se things befo­re they hit you. Predominantly visu­al, ephe­me­ral, direct, figu­ra­ti­ve lan­gu­a­ge of gestu­res and movement.