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Residency| Place/Make | Melody Nolan & Omer van Soldt

1 April 2024 – 14 April 2024

Place/Make is a circus performance and film installation centered on the question: how do we find space for ourselves?

The house is seen as a microcosm of the city and the city as a collection of the small and larger actions of its inhabitants. 

Building a home of bricks through handstands and acrobatics, the performer works to discover: How does the human negotiate its habitat?

Our physical research centers on the question: How can the body communicate the agility necessary to adapt (to) one’s surroundings? By working with the interaction between the body and the basic building material of bricks, we look for opportunities to apply the body’s capacities to problematize the relationship between human and surroundings.

Melody Nolan is a circus maker hailing from California. As a keen explorer of her physicality and surroundings, Melody draws inspiration from a physical approach to artistic research, balancing technique with creativity. Her work melds handstands with acrobatic movement as she seeks to nourish a rich dialogue between body, space, and expression.

Omer van Soldt has his artistic base in writing. Over the years, he has ventured onto different disciplines such as film, theatre and contemporary performance. He studied acting for six years before continuing his education at the joint interfaculty of ArtScience at the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

Website: www.placemakeproject.com

Instagram: @placemakeproject

Image by Jona Harnischmacher