object art

Object art

TAMTAM’s theatre performances move between theatre and visual arts. It is therefore not surprising that Gérard Schiphorst and Marije van der Sande also make visual art with found objects. Often their work has a high level of theatricality where the performance has come to a standstill and goes on in the imagination of the viewer. Some of the works on display are still for sale.

The beauty of the perishable, the talents of the discarded, these are not only the ingredients of the performances but also the basis of the visual work. It makes the viewer look differently at the worthless things, first ignored because they were lying in the gutter or hidden in the back of a drawer.

The object art can regularly be seen at exhibitions. Some examples from the past: Tafelhalle (Nürnberg, Germany), Kröller-Müller Museum (Otterlo), Oerol (Terschelling), Concordia (Enschede), Kunstenlab (Deventer), DRU factory (Ulft). Gallery De Kunsten (Deventer), Bergkerk (Deventer), Bookstore Praamstra (Deventer), Park Randenbroek (Amersfoort).

In 2021, TAMTAM realized a theatrical installation in the new Toy Museum in Deventer, which also includes visual work.

Check the photo page with artworks here

Object art highlight

Animation movie FIRE! (20009)

In 2009 we made the animated movie VUUR! ( FIRE!) for the Overijssel liberation festival. About the cycle of war and freedom.
These days this theme seems very topical again (unfortunately).
We worked with rusty found objects and came up with a trick to animate the fire.
Music by Gérard Schiphorst.
Watch the movie on Youtube:

more object art
Art in Deventer Toy museum
Now who ‘s a good doggie?
(Never forget your) ROOTS
Objectomania Animal Museum – Object art installation