Henry Alles / Landscape Labs & Stichting Proef me

Henry Alles

Ik veroorzaak misschien iets maar niets van wat ik doe kan zonder anderen. Over mij gaat dus juist ook over anderen. Samen in voorstellingen, op plaatsen, plekken en locaties, in thema’s en samenwerkingen. Altijd ter plekke en altijd betrokken. Met de wereld! Geen enkel idee is mijn idee, elk idee is een samenkomen van delen.

I am theatremaker, director and visual artist as well as builder and initiator of artist-in-residencies. But never without others, it is always with others, with the world and with the site.

Een master in Theater en een bachelor Milieukunde, een technische en muzikale achtergrond, en jarenlang kernlid geweest van de PeerGrouP. En toch steeds opnieuw het wiel willen uitvinden als zelfbenoemd medewerker van wat dan ook 🙂

Trained as master in theatre practices and holding a bachelor in environmental engineering is magical. Plus that from 2004 until 2014 I was the self-appointed co-operator of the PeerGrouP, the Dutch site-specific working socially engaged theatre group.

All these experience created a network of international artists, scholars, writers and organisations. I used to even call myself curator, but in all honesty I am just an artist that took some initiative but never without others.

International working experience:

  • Russia, Denmark, UK, USA, Poland, Czech Rep., Germany, Romenia, Sweden and Belgium.

Some examples of work:

  • Lees me, artist book with and about artist Elles Kiers (Netherlands, 2021)
  • THE FUTURE HAS A PAST (leading artist), St Fagans National Museum of History, (Cardiff, UK, 2019-2021)
  • The Chapel (as performer), NNTtwee, Club Guy & Roni, Noorderzon Festival , (Groningen, NL 2019)
  • Pastor Perk outside the beds (group show Going Nomad), Zone2zone, (Amsterdam, NL, 2018 )
  • IMPAKT Don’t follow the wind (invited guest), conference on transdisciplinarity, Essen (D), 2017
  • Advisor/ facilitator/producer, This is now (co-producer of project created by Jantine Wijnja), 2016, Landscape Labs i.c.w. Wintertuin, Netherlands
  • Curator/initiator, P.A.I.R Residence, 2009-14, Netherlands, pdf: http://issuu.com/landscapelabs/docs/pair_2013_interactive_yeah/1?e=16981772/12921150

I think every project should also be a school, a library and a workshop. And treat every site as a crime-scene, excavation and a theatre.