Splitlazation

Splitlazation



2016 Upcoming Performance in collaboration with Anthony Nestel, in coalition with De Balie, Veemhouse for Performance, De Ateliers (3Package deal, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten).




ABOUT
 
2015 Publication of the First Reading of Splitlazation
Splitlazation in Dialogue
 
2014 The Smandala Workout
Forever Changes
Series of Happenings in Research of Splitlazation
 
2013 The Beginning of Splitlazation
I Want to Become a Barbarian, a Lecture About the Submodes
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Eveline Vondeling

Photo by Gert-Jan van Rooij

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EVELINE VONDELING lives and works in Amsterdam (NL). After finishing her BA Fine
Arts at the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam and doing her masters in Performance Art
at the University of Bern (CH), she is currently doing her Research Masters in Gender and
Ethnicity at the University of Utrecht (NL).
      During the last three years, she developed a process focused on the progress of
becoming a Barbarian. Going from her research in definitions made by others of the
identity of the Barbarian which is mostly relating to negative connotations she goes along
with Walter Benjamin’s definition, being it a possibility for change and redefinition of the
self. In her words the Barbarian is a dispossessed body, de-materialised and able to affect
others. The artist categorised the process of becoming into chapters and each chapter had
until the fourth a defined goal, such as finding out her own submodes (divers modes of
being which are separated from the self) and acting like her submodes to enter the
cosmology of the Barbarian. The outcomes of these chapters were presented in the format
of lectures, which contained again different mediums like sound, video, and painting. The
defined goal, which characterised the previous chapters, had faded away in the fifth
chapter; ‘Splitlazation’, a neologism produced by the artist.
      First Splitlazation was referred to as the main mode from were the Barbarian acts. But
today Splitlazation is becoming more defined and becoming a mode of action, an attitude
towards art and life and influences her writings and initiatives.
      Apart of that, her role shifted from being the author of her projects to being, as she
defines it, an initiator within a realm of others. In 2014 she started a foundation, Forever
Changes, that aims on collaboration and interactivity. She is looking for attitudes and
modes of action that have a collaborative ambition but which manifest individual capability
to act by. Therefore Forever Changes is not singular, but multiple and their public is their
practice. One of the current initiatives is the ‘home made dialogue’, in which she invites
artists to present projects that are still in progress at her home to start a dialogue with
others (academics and practitioners from different disciplines).

Upcoming exhibitions, happenings and activities that involve Vondeling’s performances
and writings that engage with the ideas of Splitlazation, its way of looking towards art and
analysing are Art Rotterdam(NL) in February, 2016 and W139 in Amsterdam (NL) in March
2016.

Contact: evelinevondeling@gmail.com

2015 - Publication of the First Reading of Splitlazation


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September 2015 a first part
of the story of Spitlazation
was published by
FLOPPY POPPY WIDY MATTER.

The three sheeted piece gives
a starting point in the insides
of the origins the object
‘Splitlazation’ went through.
Originally the piece is written
as a script one should read
out loud due to the pronun-
ciation of some words and
rhythmic elements of the
piece.

Splitlazation page 1 Splitlazation page 2 Splitlazation page 3

2015 - Splitlazation in Dialogue


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Documentation not yet available

2014 - The Smandala Workout


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In the summer of 2014, the audience was
invited to construct together a ‘Smandala’.
The workout was a happening at the
off-space ‘Die Sonnenstude’ located in
Lugano.

Please read the review below to get to
know more about the Smandala, written
by Eleonor Pesters, one of the curators
of the exhibition.

Smandala Workout
Smandala page 1 Smandala page 2

2014 - Forever Changes


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2014 - Series of Happenings in Research of Splitlazation


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Documentation not yet available

2013 - The Beginning of Splitlazation


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2013 - I Want to Become a Barbarian, a Lecture About the Submodes


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After the self has experienced the stage of
deconstruction, a submode may be experienced.
This submode is ‘a mode of being, separated from
the I’. The process of becoming a Barbarian was at
this moment most focused on dispossession.
Dispossession means letting go of your own
habitat. We know dispossession in relation to the
loss of property, land and identity. But we never
consider dispossession as a possibility for change.
By occupying more places at once, figurative and
literally in the lecture itself, the non-existing
bodies of the submodes are decontrolling
the subject(s), self and others.

During the lecture the audience was asked to
follow my instructions carefully, guiding them
how they should place their chair for example and
sit. There was a floor plan mapped out with white
tape on the black floor and each element of the
floor plan had the function to let the spectator
experience the form, which was beneficial and
telling more about the submode in question. Next
to the form that was going from the well-known
hierarchical form of a lecture, to story telling,
a karaoke setting and a theatre setting, I was giving
insides about the submodes by speech.

For a more carefully review by one of the
observers, please read Clare Butchers personal
experience of the piece.




Lecture
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