August 28th, 2015

Cally Spooner at Vleeshal

Cally Spooner at de Vleeshal

Artist: Cally Spooner

Venue: Vleeshal Markt, Middelburg

Exhibition Title: On False Tears and Outsourcing

Curated by: Roos Gortzak

Date: June 20 – August 30, 2015

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Cally Spooner at de Vleeshal

Cally Spooner at de Vleeshal

Cally Spooner at de Vleeshal

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of De Vleeshal, Middelburg. Photos by Anda van Riet.

Press Release:

From June 20 till August 30, 2015, Vleeshal is presenting a solo exhibition by Cally Spooner (*1983, UK) and a group exhibition that runs parallel to and in dialogue with her show. It is the start of Roos Gortzak’s programming for Vleeshal.

On False Tears and Outsourcing
 is the first institutional solo exhibition by Cally Spooner in the Netherlands.

For her show, the artist will make a new series of devised, living gestures, which change every 3 weeks. The gestures mark the start of a long-term project by Spooner, which considers the violence of being used as, and using, a Human Resource. The project choreographs instances in which language and emotional excess are extracted, then redeployed as labour.


June 20 – July 11:

On False Tears And Outsourcing – 6 dancers, responsible for delivering self-organised efforts to resolve difficult and time-consuming issues, ‘go the distance’ across multiple overlapping phases, using appropriated competitive strategy and appropriated intimate gestures, 2015

25 minutes, daily, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00

Devised with and performed by: Jasmine Attié, Elodie van Heek, Nemo Oeghoede, Abigail Pickard, Hanne Schillemans, Judith Veld, Josse Vessies, Marlinde Vos and Daphne Wellens


July 11 – August 1

On False Tears And Outsourcing – Financiers are temporarily hired to train in the production of tears, 2015

Three-week Stanislavski Method course


August 1 – August 30

On False Tears And Outsourcing – Singers deliver time-sensitive instructions, 2015

just-in-time (JIT), daily


This show is connected to “Violent Incident,” a concurrent exhibition. See it here.

Link: Cally Spooner at Vleeshal

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