Harald den Breejen
uses his time meandering in thought between his art practice and his research-degree in philosophy at King’s College London. Prior to this, he was a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. This website shows a selection of his work.
Den Breejen’s frames his practice around the idea of research-performance. Through a combination of installation, performance, and dialogue he explores the effects ideas have on people: the way they can make them move, or act, or feel. For example, how do ideas of conquest, masculinity, and (collective) memory relate to R.F. Scott’s famously failed 1912 South Pole expedition? And what is in a name (such as 'John')?
His work juxtaposes the dryness of analytical thought with the comedy that is our human subjectivity. Individual pieces are deeply rooted in actual objects, histories, people, places, or ideas, giving them a distinct terroir (for want of a better phrase). But more important than their objecthood is their use in eliciting interaction through direct response or through conversation.
Den Breejen is also co-director of the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts
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