A PIECE OF 2

Start date: 6 October 2022

End date: 9 October 2022

Location: La Biennale - Toulouse FRA


An attempt to balance human-sized boulders. For every new location, Steur uses locally sourced stone that he has never balanced before. The performance is ongoing for six hours a day. Sometimes it takes just a few hours but sometimes it can take him two days to balance just that one boulder. By disrupting the balance not long after (and continuing with the next, new stone), Steur emphasizes the process rather than the result. Watch the MAKING OF.

TREK

Start date: 21 October 2022

End date: 15 November 2022

Location: Peergroup - Donderen NLD

TREK is a co-production of SoAP Maastricht and Peergroup. Steur’s research about the roaming stones that can be found everywhere in the Drenthe landscape, resulted in a short pilgrimage. Your tour starts at Natuurplaats Noordsche Veld and is completely self-sufficient; there is no ticket check or fixed starting time. Reserve a day on which you want to walk and leave at a time of your choosing. TREK is meant for two: if you don’t have a walking partner yet, we will arrange one for you. The experience takes two or three hours.

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ORBIT

Start date: 23 April 2022

End date: 24 April 2022

Time: 13:00 - 18:00

Location: A Two Dogs Company (Kris Verdonck) - Brussels BEL


We see the stars in the sky often as single points of light. However, they usually consist of several stars orbiting each other. The orbiting of stone became one of Steur’s artistic practices because of this extraordinary fact. The heavy marble stones in this in-situ installation are manually activated and initiate a hypnotic, elemental dance… “They find and repel each other but are inevitably condemned to one another.”

ORBIT

Date: 8 April 2022

Time: 19:00 - 23:00

Location: Ainsi (museum night) - Maastricht NLD

Especially for Museumnacht Maastricht, Steur investigates the attraction of marble stones that are connected from great heights in the grand dock of Ainsi and works together with performer/dancer Nathaniel Moore. The orbiting of stone became one of Steur’s artistic practices… “We see the stars in the sky often as single points of light. However, they usually consist of several stars orbiting each other… Once they are in orbit they are condemned to one another.”

FREEZE

Date: 31 October 2021

Location: het predikheren (dag van de stilte) - Mechelen BEL


As a child, Nick Steur used to play balancing rocks on top of each other. At an important point in his artistic career, he developed this skill and set out to create stone sculptures. No glue, cement or any other trick is used. Everything is based on concentration: finding the balance between your own force of will, and that of the stone.

WATCH TOWER

Date: 29 August 2021

Time: 14.00-19.00

Location: Durations 2 - Brussels BEL

‘Durations’ are a series of performances curated and organised by David Weber-Krebs in and around a glass house on top of Brussels. For the second chapter of Durations, David invites Nick Steur, who develops a site-specific work with stones and monoculars for this occasion.

A PIECE OF 2

Start date: 7 August 2021

End date: 10 August 2021

Location: Moment festival - Tongeren BEL

An attempt to balance human-sized boulders. For every new location, Steur uses locally sourced stone that he has never balanced before. The performance is ongoing for six hours a day. Sometimes it takes just a few hours but sometimes it can take him two days to balance just that one boulder. By disrupting the balance not long after (and continuing with the next, new stone), Steur emphasizes the process rather than the result. Watch the MAKING OF.

FREEZE (performance)

Date: 10 July 2021

Location: Théâtre de Châtillon - Paris FRA

As a child, Nick Steur used to play balancing rocks on top of each other. At an important point in his artistic career, he developed this skill and set out to create stone sculptures. No glue, cement or any other trick is used. Everything is based on concentration: finding the balance between your own force of will, and that of the stone.

FREEZE (performance)

Start date: 26 June 2021

End date: 27 June 2021

Location: Festival Turnhoutse Torens - Turnhout BEL

As a child, Nick Steur used to play balancing rocks on top of each other. At an important point in his artistic career, he developed this skill and set out to create stone sculptures. No glue, cement or any other trick is used. Everything is based on concentration: finding the balance between your own force of will, and that of the stone.

A PIECE OF 2

Start date: 10 June 2021

End date: 13 June 2021

Location: Cirqu' festival - Aarau CHE

An attempt to balance human-sized boulders. For every new location, Steur uses locally sourced stone that he has never balanced before. The performance is ongoing for six hours a day. Sometimes it takes just a few hours but sometimes it can take him two days to balance just that one boulder. By disrupting the balance not long after (and continuing with the next, new stone), Steur emphasizes the process rather than the result. Watch the MAKING OF.