• Willem Wilhelmus, the Netherlands

Willem Wilhelmus, the Netherlands


Born in 1951, lives and works in Helsinki.

"I make holes in the time.

 A good piece of art will interrupt the steady stream of time.

To create something like that in live art demands a "Fingerspitzengefühl", an extreme sensitivity, for where I am, for what is happening around. I need to be able to use the attention, given by the audience, as a drive for my action: to give form to the fluid mix of ideas, feelings and sensations I carried along during preparation time. A clear shape in no time.

I once met a mad poet who was shouting around, addressing nobody in particular: "Put a Finger between the Time!". I understood immediately, but it took me some twenty years to take him serious in all consequence and concentrate on just that: making holes in the time.

I do this as an artist (see www.willemwilhelmus.com) and invite others to do so as a curator-organizer of live art events (see www.newartcontact.org)."