Reli – pop, 2021 is a performance by Guda Koster and Frans van Tartwijk in front of the Sint Jans Church in Roosendaal. Reli-pop is one of the five performances of the series Innerworld created for het Brabants kloosterjaar (Brabants monastic year).
Duration performance 45 minutes
The living sculptures used in Inner World are made from textiles, and the two performers are hidden inside them, but they aren’t theater costumes. The performers are invisible for the viewer, but can’t see anything themselves. The living sculptures show up, stand frozen and move only now and then. Whenever something does happen, the movements are simple and measured, but you couldn’t call it dancing. Sometimes sound is used, but you couldn’t call it music. Usually, the performances are not announced as public events and don’t happen at a scheduled time. The casual passersby are the audience.
Inner World is specifically about stillness. The immobility in between the action is just as important as the action itself. The viewers will have to wait and see what and if something will happen. In these works there are subtle references to religion, but they aren’t explicitly religious. The Performances of Inner World slow you down.
Commissoned by Brabants Kloosterleven