1e Performance De Appel
Wim T Schippers, 1978, 62'25''

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On April 7th and 8th, 1978, Wim T. Schippers gives two performances at De Appel. These performances opened an exhibition which included a small cut-up painting in Cobra style, a ‘table display of French cheese’ and some rolls of money. During the first performance, Schippers, in a humorous and chaotic manner, tells us about this and that. His programmes on television and the artist Jeroen Henneman are just two of his topics. Between all this small talk, he sings a song, and takes photos of the audience with an instant camera, to have something to show his sponsors. By means of improvisation and provocation, Schippers manages to coax reactions from the audience. 'You are talking nonsense', a man calls out, hitting the nail on the head exactly. Schippers is ot interested in making ponderous art with a message, rather he favours ‘art’ that seems to be in touch with the essence of life. Read more...

  • Date: 1978
  • Length: 62'25''
  • Type: Video
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