Margaret Wibmer: Time Out

18 July 2023

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Participative performance.

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With her performance 'Time Out', Margret Wibmer invites us to reconsider our relationship with time and explore the Oude Kerk sensorially. Clad in long black coats with oversized hoods that provide shelter and make the body almost disappear, participants are invited to lie on the floor made entirely of tombstones for as long as they like. Wibmer reminds us of our own temporality and encourages visitors to become more aware of their own presence and the presence of those around them in a non-religious meditation that interrupts everyday life.

Margret Wibmer's participatory performance 'Time Out' takes place in the context of It's OK... commoning uncertainties a multi-year project by Jeanne van Heeswijk. During the meetings of Circle 4: Roots in the Old Church, curators Gijs Stork and Karolina Wargin explore historical and contemporary family relationship and neighbourhood ties around the Oude Kerk, its buried ancestors and current residents.

Margret Wibmer

About Margaret Wibner
Margret Wibmer is an Austrian conceptual artist based in Amsterdam. In her participatory performances, she explores the relationships between bodies, objects and spaces. For her performances, Wibmer uses textile props and choreographic elements to create transient 'realities' that explore new strategies for connecting us to the world.
Her work has been exhibited and performed at Palais de Tokyo (Paris), RMIT Design Hub (Melbourne), Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, Nishida Kitaro Museum of Philosophy in Japan, Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, KAI 10 - Arthena Foundation in Düsseldorf, Lumen Travo Gallery, Bradwolff Projects, Movement Exposed Gallery Space and many other venues. Since 2021, Wibmer has been an adjunct lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore, and since 2022 he has been a performer and board member of the US-based Institute for Cultural Activism International.