Performances by Sonja van Kerkhoff with others

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My performances are often low-key interventions with the public and my first performance work: "Savour the Experience" (1993) was response to marketing one's artwork. It was also a response to the idea that 'real' art involved the dealer gallery system. These one-to-one performances focussed on the process and mutability of meaning in art. "Change is a Law of Nature" (1996) took meaning in works of art a step further. In these exchanges, issues were raised relating to value as part of meaning.

Green, 2017, in production
Caravan to Brighton, 2017, Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, U.K.
Caravan to Irsina, 2017, XXV Luglio Plaza, Irsina, Italy
19 Gay Men and The Throne of God, 2017, 5 min video, with music and a soundscape.

The Yellows, 2015, 2 minute video/happening. Music performed + arranged by M. Young

Through the Window, 2013, performance + video installation made with Carmen McGlinn
Bed Peace, 2013, installation + performance made with Carmen McGlinn, performers: Toroa + Carmen McGlinn
Caravan From Istanbul, Chateau Bethlehem, 2013, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Caravan From Istanbul, Tahora, 2013, Aotearoa | New Zealand
Caravan From Istanbul, Ruatoki, 2013, Aotearoa | New Zealand

Caravan From Istanbul, Rotorua, 2012, Aotearoa | New Zealand
Caravan From Istanbul, Berkeley, 2012, California, U.S.A.
Colonising Beuys, Documenta 13, 2012, performance in front of the Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Colonising Commerce: the Aalmarkt 15, 2012, performance in a shop window, Leiden, The Netherlands
Caravan From Istanbul, Fields of Wonder, 2012, Leiden, The Netherlands
Caravan From Istanbul, Mparntwe, 2012, Alice Springs, Australia
Caravan From Istanbul, Whangarei, 2012, Northland, Aotearoa | New Zealand
Caravan From Istanbul, Hawera, 2012, Taranaki, Aotearoa | New Zealand

Caravan From Istanbul, Christchurch, 2011, Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand
Caravan From Istanbul, Nelson, 2011, Nelson, Aotearoa | New Zealand
Caravan From Istanbul, Murchison, 2011, Murchison, Aotearoa | New Zealand
Caravan From Istanbul, Dunedin, 2011, Dunedin, Aotearoa | New Zealand
Caravan From Istanbul, Manila, 2011, Yuchengco Museum, The Philippines
Colonising the New Rhine, Leiden, 2011, performance in on a bridge over a canal in Leiden, The Netherlands
Caravan From Istanbul, Ibrahimpaşa, 2011, Cappadocia, Turkey
Caravan to Istanbul, 2011, performance in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey

Greetings from Leiden, 2009, Nicosia, Cyprus
Colonizing Santa Monica, 2009, Santa Monica Promenade, California, U.S.A.
Sailing Home, 2009, Whanganui Art Gallery + the War Memorial Stairs, Whanganui, Aotearoa | New Zealand

Movement for Mother and Son, 2008, performance with Tamatea

Neighbours, 2005, performance in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Day of the Daffodils, 2004, performance / video.

Fruits of the Earth, 2003, performance / installation.

Colonising Oxford, 2002, performances.
A rite of Passage, 2002, performance with Toroa, Tama, and Dudu.
Movement for Mother and Child, 2002, performance with Tamatea
Parking Spaces for Important Visitors, 2002, installation / sculpture / performance.

Just pour les oiseaux (Strictly for the birds), 2001, performance / installation in Taller, France.
The Gifts of Time, 2001, in the ARS Aemula Natura boardroom, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Dans je jardin des beaux arts 2000, Sarjeant Gallery, W(h)anganui, New Zealand / Aotearoa.
Airing the snails, 2000, down the War Memorial steps in front of the Sarjeant Gallery, W(h)anganui, New Zealand / Aotearoa, 2000

The Living Creature, 1999, with 6 other artists and a 6 year old, in a rose garden, Southwark Park, London as part of the InterAction Performance Festival.
Tabula Rasa, 1999, as part of InterAction, Southwark Park, London.

Making Salt, 1998, as part of the ISEA (InterSociety for Electronic Arts) symposium, Manchester, U.K.

Reciclar Recolocar (Recycle Relocate), 1997, performance during the DRAP art recycling marathon, Barcelona, Spain.

Change is a law of nature, 1996, commission by Hull Time-based Arts, Hull, U.K.

Savour the Experience, 1993, during the European Arts Biennale, various locations around Maastricht.

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