Claudia Hart

The Swing

In The Swing, a 3D game avatar becomes Rococo fleshy decadence. In this multi-screen animation, the avatar swings on a seat suspended from the sky, in super Mannerist slow time. Her wooded surroundings ebb and flow at different rate, imitating stop-motion. Years pass in a matter of moments. The avatar is the driver of all of these cycles, but a driver scarcely in control – she is instead, a Mother Nature heading straight for what she suspects might be oblivion. The Swing is a multi channel installation, in nine, five and three screen versions.

sound: Kurt Hentschlager

Thea Fitz-James

Naked Ladies
NAKED LADIES is a layered history of naked female bodies in performance. A combination of storytelling, performance art and her own personal anecdotes, Thea asks tough questions around the ‘nature’ of the female body, trying to understand its contested position between stigma and celebration. Between the naked and the nude, between forgetting fathers and remembering mothers, past sexual stigma and personal secrets, NAKED LADIES ask why women get naked on stage. Why, where and for whom?

FABIAN VON SPRECKELSEN

Fabian von Spreckelsen is a young innovative artist and designer who was educated at the College of Fine Arts in Maastricht. He currently handcrafts welded sculptures and creates limited editions using only the finest leather and steel in a shared Studio in Maastricht. His fascination and love for mother earth, its elements and time play a crucial role throughout his collections. Nature and his love for the ‘Milano Chic’ can be clearly recognised in his clear cut lines that are coupled with a post modernist ecological feel.

Melanie Bonajo

Single Mother Songs from the End of Nature