Clarinde Wesselink makes portable sculptures, prostheses and suits that directly influence the physical experience of a place and a moment. The artist captures her findings in performances, videos and drawings. Her film Horizon-Tale originates in a physical experience: the scent of freshly squeezed orange juice, the tingling sensation of grass on bare feet, the sudden apparition of elongated shadows in the night under the glow of a lamp-post. By wearing a headpiece - a prosthesis, if you will - from which sprouts a long thin bar with a heavy, metal globe on top, you could change your experience of the world. Horizon - Tale shows the wearing of five of such prostheses and how this affects the sensory experience. The actors look like almost mythical creatures, moving through natural sceneries that slowly morph into un-earthly, unfamiliar landscapes. In the refined pencil and ink drawings we see the same ongoing research on bodily experiences, laying bare also the artist’s view on recent developments.
Clarinde Wesselink (1991, Gorssel) is a choreographer and visual artist. She lives and works in Am-sterdam where she graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2014. Clarinde recently had a solo exhibition in Sign Projectspace, Groningen, NL (2019). It was the second part in a research after frogs - for the first part she was in residency at Knockvologan Studies on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. In 2019, she presented her work in Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam, NL. Her work Horizon - Tale has been selected for the Fine Arts Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA (29 May - 5 June, 2020).