Experiment on IceElfstedenhal | Fryslânplein 1 | 8914BZ Leeuwarden | +31 651356360 | firstname.lastname@example.org What happens when (figure) skaters and artists meet in the skating rink and go on a joined journey of discovery... That is exactly what ‘Experiment on Ice’ is all about.
The foundation ‘Stichting Beleef en Herinner’ initiated the organisation of a unique experiment in cooperation with the Media Art Festival, the Blokhuispoort, and the Elfstedenhal.
The experiment researches the possible combination of (figure) skaters and artists, with the skating rink as their stage. What will happen when you bring together a light artist and a skater or a musician, or a dancer and a skater? The experiment’s essence is the multidisciplinary process that will inspire both artists and (figure) skaters to think and do ‘differently’ and where the skating rink plays the central role.
Some creative skaters from all across the world are itching to participate in the experiment. Participants from Germany, France, and the USA have already signed up, but there are also some local Frisian skaters who are enthusiastic to join. Most of the involved artists are associated with the Media Art Festival. This means that the participants’ base will not just be multidisciplinary but also international.
The experimental process will take place on the 14th and 15th of December 2017 and is facilitated by the Elfstedenhal in Leeuwarden. The final results will be presented multiple times on 16 December 2017, on the first day of the Christmas market in the Blokhuispoort in Leeuwarden where a skating rink will be installed. The skating rink will naturally also be open to the public.
Presentations of the results will be shown in the Blokhuispoort on Saturday 16 December.