Erin Marguerite Dekker
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2020 Bachelor Fine Art HKU
2014 Propedeuse Psychologie UvA
2021 ALL INN, Het HEM
2020 Exposure, HKU
2019 The Christmas Special (duo), TUUB Utrecht
2018 I Never Promised You A Rose Garden (group), Botanische Tuinen Utrecht
2017 Recording Ghosts And Weaving Data (group), IMPAKT festival
2020 K.F.Hein Kunstparticipatieproject
2020 Paul Voors, HKU graduation show, kunstblijfteenraadsel.nl
2017 Sasha Bronwasser, Kunst over magie en technologie, Volkskrant 28-10-2017
text by Menno Vuister
When going to a comedy show, Erin Dekker found that the best moment of the show occurred right before it even started. The lights went out, the curtain opened – the sense of expectation had never been more present.
Throughout Dekker’s multimedia works the feeling of anticipation and the potency of expectation play the most dominant roles. In her graduation piece De Show die Niet Begint [The Show that Does Not Start, ed.] she explores how to stay in charge while directing as little as possible, testing how actors can act without playing, and how to generate gravity with minimal means. By bringing the rules of theatre to the white cube, Dekker plays with the division between what belongs to the real and what to the performance, generating a collective suspense keeping the audience ever on the edge of their seats.