Here is a very inspiring performance directed and produced by the talented Niek Pulles
Foamboys by HEYNIEK
These Foamboys by HEYNIEK were part of an installation + performance for the latest TEDx Amsterdam event.
TED is all about inspiration and HEYNIEK (Niek Pulles) was asked to design the after party and inspire the audience in a live onstage performance during the TEDx Event. This resulted in the creation of these amazing Foamboys that danced and moved around the stage, interacting with the audience.
“The suits are an industrial approach to the human body, composed out of water cut foam pieces. The idea was to create a mirrored grid installation that is all about transforming, morphing and duplicating the body with hyperbolic shaped mirrors, following a grid.” HEYNIEK explains to dejoost.
“The inspiration for this project came from the hyperbolic self portraits of M.C. Escher and the Triadic Ballet of Oskar Schlemmer. By creating a hyperbole with mirrors I would be able to distort reality, creating all kinds or amazing patterns.”
During the later held after party, the Foamboys mingled with the crowd where HEYNIEK installed some hyperbolic mirrors around the dance floor, resulting in an amazing trans-morphing surreal surrounding. The combination of the people, Foamboys, mirrors, hyperboles, music and alcohol, made this a party to remember!”
Watch the video below:
Direction & Production/Design : Niek Pulles heyniek.com
Location : De Machine Kamer – Strijp S Eindhoven
Soundscore : Tom Trago – Rise up feat. Cinnaman (Original Mix)
Post Production : Menno Fokma Studio
FOAMBOYS: Harm Rensink / Jaap van der Schaaf / Erik Jansen
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.