Puck Vonk (1989) is a visual artist, looking at her work involves reading and listening. Letters are things and spoken words have consequences. She is involved in- and influenced by women’s studies and feminism.
She performs poetical activism starting from the idiosyncrasies and objectlessness of the voice. The voice as the in-between sound. The voice as a foreign intruder. The voice as a tool. The voice as a power. The voice as movement.
The invisibility and presence of the (female) voice are being tested by presenting the audience with multiple narratives in staged situations. She is questioning the spoken word and its consequences (like a judge stating the verdict). This results in sound pieces, sound installations, lecture performances and multi-voice performances.
“These sound pieces and performances appear as dreamlike meta- images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language, she wants to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate poetic images. These poetic images are at times chaotic or tranquil and balance on the edge of recognition and alienation. It is the sound that extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story.”
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