In this performance, alias cooking workshop (pancakes!), the artist argues that a disappointment need not always be an unfortunate event. It can also be a benchmark, a reference point in which one can place unconditional trust.
With the help of Feiko Beckers' imperfect instructions and impractical cooking implements, the audience is taught a number of cooking techniques that not only result in guaranteed failure, but also inedible meals. In the world of Feiko Beckers, failure is pure pleasure, again and again!
The Understanding of Nonsense
Through 22 April, We - Fr, 12:00 - 18:00 & Sa, 12:00 - 19:00. Free entrance.
For The Understanding of Nonsense, he will be filling our exhibition space with a variety of huts on stilts, dwellings built on poles. In them, he will show sculptures, films, texts and even performances. The shelters will each house a different aspect of his multifaceted, multidisciplinary work. In each individual work, he will try to find an answer to an apparently trivial problem. Trials all utterly doomed to failure…
By constructing these spaces, Feiko Beckers begins with an effort to mimic real ‘white cubes’, but thanks to their awkward accessibility and cramped measurements, the houses on stilts are more like pastiches of exhibition spaces. In this way, the artificiality of the surrounding context and the objects (an artificiality that he often creates in his work) extends to the location in which they are presented.
Feiko Beckers - The understanding of nonsense