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Nov. 13, the VAV gallery hosted Two Surfaces in Contact, a performance by Dutch interdisciplinary artist Joost Nieuwenburg. In his performance, the artist walked across a platform raised by hundreds of wooden matches. As he moved gently across the platform, Nieuwenburg swiped the match heads with his foot to ignite a spectacular performance.
Based in The Hague, artist and curator Nieuwenburg has been involved in interdisciplinary art as a performer and performance space manager for more than 10 years. "Physics, chemistry, cooking and sound are elements that reoccur in my actions and installations," he says in his art statement. "Using reconstruction and deconstruction, I transform objects and try to give stories a place in our memories."