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.

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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.

ORBIT (group exhibition)

Start date: 10 April 2021

End date: 17 April 2021

Location: Vonck Kunstenwerkplaats - Hasselt BEL


Orbit involves two marble stones of 15KG orbiting around each other. This ongoing version will be shown during our group exhibition Ephemeral Focus in Hasselt begijnhof, together with: Evelien Cammaert, Lola Daels, Joris Perdieus, Nick Steur, Kevin Trappeniers, Karl Van Welden. Due to the Covid measures we will open one week longer but please email to make your appointment.

FREEZE (performance & installation)

Start date: 22 April 2021

End date: 25 April 2021

Location: Kanal Centre Pompidou - Brussels BEL

During Art Brussels, Kanal Pompidou presents FREEZE (installation). As the former Citroën site is being renovated to become a contemporary museum, Steur creates an installation with delicately balanced debris from the building itself. The installation can be visited during opening hours.


IMPACT

Date: 23 October 2020

Location: Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof - Neerpelt BEL

Inspired by a meteoroid sighting in the desert Steur started investigating the impact of an impact. An apple that suddenly falls out of a tree and lands at your feet, a pandemic, the meteor that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs; there are events that are unforeseeable. With the (literal) release of an enormous weight, attention is focused on this inevitable, unexpected moment, which leaves us with an impression. The question is which one. Both the preparation of the impact, the falling of the stone, and the stone that remains permanently as an art piece, are part of the work. IMPACT is the (free) opening performance of OORtreders Festival 2020.

FREEZE

Date: 17 October 2020

Location: Esplanade des Terres Neuves - Bordeaux FRA

FAB (Festival international des arts de Bordeaux) presents FREEZE. 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

Start date: 2 October 2020

End date: 3 October 2020

Location: Pierre Paulus park - Brussels BEL

IN SITU ACT Days organized by the IN SITU network, together with CIFAS Brussels present FREEZE.

With laborious precision, he plays with gravity and orchestrates an intimate relationship between natural forces, infusing the flow of the city with poetry through his slow gestures. His meticulous attention for raw materials invites the audience to slow down and join him in a world of stone and metal.