Maurice Meewisse

zondag, juli 19, 2015, 12:41 PM

'Diep Gaan' is an art project organized by Lucy in de Lucht, which in connection with the start of the Tour de France in Utrecht has invited artists, who go deep and challenge their own physical and mental limits. Maurice Meewisse developed the performance piece 'Weg', which he executed on the 7th of June.

With a shovel and a wheelbarrow he moved 20 cubic meters of sand (30 tons) which he dropped, wheelbarrow-full after wheelbarrow-full, from a spiral-shaped construction, so that a mountain formed in the middle. He worked continuously from 8.00 to 21.45, and the wheelbarrow was filled and emptied around 400 times. It became an image of concentration, endurance and willpower.

Photography by Baldwin Henderson
Commissioned by Lucy in de Lucht

In coorparation with Andr├ę Schreuders a film will be made, more information will follow.

zondag, juli 12, 2015, 01:48 PM

All in a days works is the result of a full day of branding a piece of driftwood found on the beach near Aarhus. Counting from 1 to 94 in Roman numbers.

exhibited at Sculpture inside
private collecting

donderdag, juli 2, 2015, 01:36 PM

Work Eat Sleep is a series of sculptures entrenched in the ground, making visible an underworld otherwise unseen, pushed to the edges, repressed and rejected.

Both in form and content, Work Eat sleep tells a story about physical labour. An anonymous worker has set up a worksite camp. What the purpose of his labour is, is unknown to the viewer.

Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark

zaterdag, mei 30, 2015, 08:30 PM

2012-2014 One of my old working boots covered in a layer of silver

maandag, maart 2, 2015, 04:20 PM

Retrospectief is a wagon filled with wood from projects and artworks created over the last eight years.
Presented at De Co÷peratieve in Hasselt, Belgium
Curated by Karen Wyckmans
De Co÷peratieve

maandag, februari 2, 2015, 04:48 PM

In 2014 I started growing my own handles for several hamers, axes, a pickaxe and a shovels. Several tools have different kinds of wood, from slow growing to quick growing. The tools in the picture is are hanging in a willow, which I hope to harvest in 2016.

woensdag, september 24, 2014, 06:54 PM

Art Villa Garikula in Georgia organizes every year Fest I Nova, a festival for contemporary art. Teams were invited to Fest I Nova to build pavilions. Dirk van Lieshout designed and build the Dutch pavilion. I was asked to make a work around his pavilion. Bivouac is a work that makes it possible for people to actually be around the pavilions, to live there. During the build up and the first days of the festival I created a complete camp and lived there, with places to sleep, work and shit.

The third picture has the work of Dirk van Lieshout in the background.

Bivouac has been supported by CBK Rotterdam.


dinsdag, september 23, 2014, 05:52 PM

In Coding Driftwood I try to reveal some of the mysteries surrounding driftwood. I picked up 30 pieces on the beaches near Hasting and St Leonards in the UK and from the beaches on the Danish westcoast. With a set of branding irons, made out of shovels, I marked them with some data: a number and a place and sometimes the date and my initials. After exhibiting the pieces in The SPACE, St Leonards, I put 20 back into the sea, so somebody can find them on a beach and know where they have been at one point. The other ten I brought home and they can be rented for a period of 25 years after which they must be thrown back in the sea.


zondag, juni 8, 2014, 08:51 AM

The Cheng-Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project in Taiwan was in 2014 focused around the fishing huts in the village. I made a plan to repair one complete hut, spread out over a series of huts and build a folly based on the repairs. I ended up repairing two walls, two roofs, two doors, two windows and one floor spread out over nine different huts. On the pictures is one repaired wall and one repaired window. (at least I repaired the repair done by the owner of the hut)

Cheng-Long Wetlands art project blog

Pictures of the folly can be send on request.

dinsdag, juni 3, 2014, 11:29 AM

Performance i.c.w. Jordy Walker. I chopped down a tree while Jordy played songs inspired by music where working rhytms come together with music. Performed in the garden of Foundation B.A.D. during Kunstweekend Charlois, in Rotterdam

Photography by Janine Schrijver