On October 26, Guido van der Werve runs 32 miles to from Luhring Augustine in New York to Rachmaninoff’s grave with 12 selected runners. Also, from October 16 until April 12, 2015 his work Number 9 is on view at the Hirshhorn museum in Washington DC.
About Guido van der Werve
Guido van der Werve was born in Papendrecht, the Netherlands in 1977 and currently lives and works in Finland, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Van der Werve pursued studies in industrial design, archaeology, music composition, and Russian language and literature at several universities in the Netherlands before beginning to create his first video documented performances around 2000. Since that time he has created a variety of works, including films, videos, and artist’s books in chronological order from two to fifteen.
Recent showings of his work include solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the High Line, New York; the Giuliani Foundation, Rome; and de Hallen Haarlem in the Netherlands. Van der Werve’s most recent film, nummer veertien, home, won the 2013 Golden Calf award in Amsterdam for Best Short Film.
The performance of his Requiem, home, written for this film, has been performed internationally several times, including in such cities as New York, Moscow, Rome, and New York. Each year van der Werve participates in the Performa festival with his Annual Running to Rachmaninoff Run performance; 2014 will be the fifth time this event takes place.
Guido van der Werve’s “Annual Running to Rachmaninoff”
Artist Guido van der Werve invites you to run with him in the 5th Annual Running to Rachmaninoff. On October 26, 2014 the artist along with selected runners will run 32 miles to Sergey Rachmaninoff’s grave at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York. The performance begins at 10am leaving from Luhring Augustine (531 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011), and all participants will carry a bouquet of chamomile flowers which will be placed at the grave at the completion of the run. Water and sport drinks are provided during the run, as well as a ride home upon completion; you must bring your own bars and gels. Participation is free but limited to 12 runners. Prospective participants are requested to submit a running resume in order to have an evenly paced group for the duration of the run.
To apply please send your running resume to Wim van der Meer: firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants who complete the run will receive a limited edition track jacket designed by the artist.
Guido’s work Number 9 in the Hirshhorn Museum
Number 9, the day I didn’t turn with the world, is a 24 hour timelapse photography performance at 90 deg latitude and 00 deg longitude: The geographic northpole; the north ax of the world.
About the exhibition ‘Days of endless time’
In a world conditioned by the frantic, 24/7 flow of information and the ephemerality of digital media, many moving-image artists are countering these tendencies with works that emphasize slower, more meditative forms of perception. Days of Endless Time presents fourteen installations that offer prismatic vantage points into the suspension and attenuation of time or that create a sense of timelessness. Themes include escape, solitude, enchantment, and the thrall of nature.