The Dutch artist Germaine Kruip (b. 1970) works in a variety of media. To create her work A Possibility of an Abstraction, Circle Dance that she presents at Le Mouvement, the 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition in Biel/Bienne in Switzerland, she worked with dervishes. The ecstatic circle dance is a means of falling into religious ecstasy and making contact with the universe. Usually, the dervishes wear their traditional clothes and hats. In Germaine Kruip’s piece, they just wear simple dark trousers and white shirts. Performed on the station square in Biel/Bienne, the performance could be seen as a kind of protest, or just a show of one of the many street artists in the city.
Germaine Kruipp: A Possibility of an Abstraction, Circle Dance. Le Mouvement, 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition 2014, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Performance, August 30, 2014.
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