Waxy Pith | SIET RAEYMAEKERS

SIET RAEYMAEKERS

Born in 1989 in Mol, Belgium.
Lives and works in Antwerp
and Brussels.

Siet Raeymaekers loves to challenge herself as much as to challenge her audience, and most preferably both at once. In each of the many environments in which she performs, Siet takes into account the architecture and all the inherent idiosyn-
crasies, adapting or working towards a specific performance situation. Her performance pieces are simultaneously nonchalant and elegant; Siet performs with body and soul, with or without a narrative.

BIOGRAPHY

 

Performance by Everyone for Everyone, 2012

An anonymous happening in Brussels. Two weeks before the event Siet asked various people to write her a performance score with a time frame of max 3 minutes and a spatial frame of 4 square metres. There were two rules only: she would mind these parameters and only use her own body. She did not look at these scores until the moment of the performance. At that point, she started following the descriptive or abstract instructions. Due to an interruption by the police she wasn’t able to perform all the scores, but the police then inadvertently featured in the grand finale. Time and space were (politically) destabilised for a moment as they became part of the scene. Precariousness prevailed.

 

Performance by Everyone for Everyone, 2012

An anonymous happening in Brussels. Two weeks before the event Siet asked various people to write her a performance score with a time frame of max 3 minutes and a spatial frame of 4 square metres. There were two rules only: she would mind these parameters and only use her own body. She did not look at these scores until the moment of the performance. At that point, she started following the descriptive or abstract instructions. Due to an interruption by the police she wasn’t able to perform all the scores, but the police then inadvertently featured in the grand finale. Time and space were (politically) destabilised for a moment as they became part of the scene. Precariousness prevailed.

 

Nature Morte à la Madame May; performance, 2011
Photo: Bart Grietens

Siet moves through the various physical stages that occur after death – from palor mortis to putrefaction. The stage is bare with only the projection of a rubbish tip on the back wall. Siet takes her position in front of the screen and becomes part of the scenery as she performs as the flesh and bones of Madame May, once a femme fatale, now just leftover chicken…

 

Nature Morte à la Madame May; performance, 2011
Photo: Bart Grietens

Siet moves through the various physical stages that occur after death – from palor mortis to putrefaction. The stage is bare with only the projection of a rubbish tip on the back wall. Siet takes her position in front of the screen and becomes part of the scenery as she performs as the flesh and bones of Madame May, once a femme fatale, now just leftover chicken…

 

CIRCLES; video, 2011

 

Meet Madam May; performance, 2010
photo: Hylke Gryseels

 

Meet Madam May; performance, 2010
photo: Hylke Gryseels