Final Vinyl Ext. | 2018
installation is part of the exhibition

Exhibition 28 january – 13 may 2018
Monday – Saterday 9.00 – 20.30 / Sunday 11.00 – 17.00 hours
SCHUNCK* Bongerd 18, Heerlen

Over thirty years after the provocative cult classic Hail the New Puritan
by video artist Charles Atlas and top dancer-cum-choreographer
Michael Clark, this dynamic triangle has once again been put in the spotlight.

This docufantasy is a fictitious portrait of a day in the life of Scottish dancer
Michael Clark in the decadent post-punk London of the 1980s.
In the exhibition we see the subversive creativity and the physical, ironic
language used in Hail reflected in the work of contemporaries of Clark and
Atlas’s day, as welt as among modern-day artists active in visual art and
dance, music and pop culture, with their rebellious expressions.

Guest curator and choreographer Karin Post has put together, exclusively for
SCHUNCK* and schrit_tmacher festival, a modern-day collage of movement,
image and sound, which traces the influence of punk sub-culture and its
‘angry movements’ in dance and visual art.

Charles Atlas, Karole Armitage, Roger Ballen, Fernando Belfiore, Marc Bijl,
Rob Birza & Berend Strik, Andrea Božić, Gilbert & George, Florentina Holzinger,
Hugo Kaagman, Gerald van der Kaap, Bastienne Kramer, Louise Lecavalier,
Joep van Lieshout, Rik Meijers, Clunie Reid, Lydia Schouten, Ton Simons, Sorbus,
Lucy Suggate, Marjan Teeuwen, Moniek Toebosch, Igor Vrebac, Friso Witteveen.

Older News

DTWYCA | Salon 2017 New work 
Temporary installation, 2017, Amsterdam
190 x 90 x 50 cm., bronze & dark chocolate on pedestal, wood
Installation created specifically for ‘Salon 2017 New work’

friso witteveen dtwyca (don't touch what you can't afford) december 2017 amsterdam

Salon 2017 New work, 1 december 2017 – 7 januari 2018
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam

Unique sculpture in bronze, partly covered in dark chocolate
part of Don’t Touch What You Can’t Afford

DTWYCA | © 2017 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

Not so good News

Matras (Mattress) | Proposal 2017 Artwork LGBT
Hoedemakerplein Enschede Netherlands
Second choice in a public-participation traject

Amphitheatre, ±7 x 7 x 0,75 m., fair-faced concrete &
rainbow color/light element, ±6 x 0,8 m.,
steel, colored tempered glass/acrylic glass, ground-light

How to ‘Celebrate the idea of ​​(sexual) freedom’ in public space – in Enschede?

Friso Witteveen Matras Enschede 2017

Friso Witteveen Matras Enschede 2017

The Hoedemakerplein Enschede seems to be a somewhat characterless,
funnel-like connection to the center. By creating an attractive urban element,
the continuous bicycle/pedestrian promenade can be positively transformed.
A colorful LGBT work of art, as a landmark clearly and visibly present, and
with room for meeting: inviting for public gathering, for exposing, viewing,
discussing and/or possibly ‘fighting our freedoms’.

The Amphitheatre is the inspiration for a contemporary gathering place
focused on the square. Distinctive due to clear use of materials, partly
above ground level, partly submerged. Inviting for sitting, climbing,
discussing and playing – from a new Enschede’s stage.
The rainbow color/light element is based on Jan Kuyt’s original
light-ornament on the former V&D building. Delivered before WWII
in 1939, when no freedom was negotiable, but disappeared in the 1980s.
The color/light element, high and slender, ‘highlight’ the underlying
Amphitheatre – daytime colored by daylight, in the evening illuminated
from the inside (ground spot).

Matras  | © 2017 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands

Even older News

A Study | Salon 2016 New work
Temporary installation, 2016, Amsterdam
100 x 30 x 60 cm., wood, led-lightbox, 14 prints, newspaper
Installation created specifically for ‘Salon 2016 New work’

friso witteveen a study salon 2016

Salon 2016 New work, 24 december 2016 – 15 januari 2017,
Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam

Newspaper used in the installation – Volkskrant December 2007
with photography by Francesco Zizola, Malange, Angola 2003 &
Stephan Vanfleteren, portrait Maman Nicole Rosalie

A Study | © 2016 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands