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.
His practice is highly idea-based, although he is often uncertain about just how seriously he should take the ideas he works with. Through a combination of installation and social/performative work he explores the effect 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')? There is a rich and bountiful gulf between rational thought and psychological reality. This is where Den Breejen's work sets sail.
Besides his art practice, Den Breejen is co-director of the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Arts
(London), and is currently organising their first artist in residency programme in partnership with Kunsthuis SYB
(the Netherlands). (Deadline for applications is the 1st of December 2016.)
For further information, please feel free to email