A Tale Of A Tub

Event Onsite 17 June 2018 from 15:30 to 17:00

Economy as Intimacy, a reading by Eric Peter

Join us for an intimate reading of poetry and a conversation with Eric Peter.

Eric Peter’s practice encompasses installations, discussions, gatherings, workshops, performances, drawings, text or video works—in which there is an emphasis on exchange, sharing and mediating different thoughts or opinions. The context of other voices, beliefs, processes or narratives within his very personal works, allows for alternatives to our (collective) reality. A reality beyond the pattern of expectations, biases and stigmas made evident through investigative and often collaborative projects. With his ongoing project Economy as Intimacy, the artist questions the relationship between economy and intimacy. The writing and recitation of poems by the artist about economic exchanges—between sellers, buyers and producers—enables a certain personalization of the economic, at a time when income, wages and debt have become increasingly elusive. The artist does not see his work as a romanticization, but rather as a speculative recalibration of cultural and social norms.

Eric Peter is an artist living and working in The Hague, The Netherlands. The common thread to his performance-based practice is a deconstruction of the normative in history making as well as cultural and social norms. He holds a BFA in Interdisciplinary Attitudes from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and currently pursues an MFA in Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI). Peter has been awarded the KARA 2018 and was shortlisted for the Sybren Hellinga Prize in 2016. Recent presentations include: ‘Witness’, Karachi Biennale 2017, Karachi, Pakistan, group (2017); ‘Prospects & Concepts’, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, group (2017); ‘Ondertussen’, Stroom, The Hague, The Netherlands, solo (2016); ‘Everybody’s Perfect’, Spoutnik, Geneva, Switzerland, group (2016); ‘BINISAYA’, SM Seaside, Cebu City, The Philippines, group (2016); ‘Conversation Piece’, 1646, The Hague, The Netherlands, duo (2016); ‘Shifting Spaces’, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, group (2016); ‘Conversations on the Near Future’, 98B, Manila, The Philippines, solo (2015); ‘Between Thinking, Seeing, Saying and Nothing’, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, group (2015).

Photo by Karola Braga