Edition of 500
17 × 10 cm × 7.5 cm, 2008 p, ills colour, paperback
screenshot-photography & editing: Anouk Kruithof
text editing: Ula Kahul
design: Jurgen Maelfeyt
Published in May by Art Paper Editions in Ghent Belgium, 2021
Merci Mondriaan Fonds, Jaap Harten Fonds & Vooruit for the financial support.
‘Universal Tongue’ celebrates the great diversity of the global dance kaleidoscope in the era of the Internet. It was born from visual artist Anouk Kruithof’s fascination with dance videos distributed online as a representation of self-expression, cultural identity, empowerment and fun.In collaboration with a team of 50 researchers from across the globe, she sourced over 8800 dance videos online, which were edited down to a 1000 unique dance styles that she blended into a dynamic 8 channel video installation with a four hour duration, accompanied by a unifying soundtrack. The researchers provided a short text for each dance style presented in their found videos. These 1000 edited texts combined with screenshots taken from the videos introduce the origin, background and meaning of the dance styles. Et voilà! this ‘dancyclopedia’ through the jungle of the Internet was born!This book shows how dance can be a way of knowing about the world. It is by no means exclusive, final, or academic. It is a statement. Organized in alphabetical order by the first letter of each dance style, it confirms the horizontality of Universal Tongue, by erasing typical categories of the world order, such as country, continent, or culture. Instead, it points us towards a more inclusive world with a limitless exchange—a world where simply everyone is a dancer.
MAY 12, 2021
ENCLOSED CONTENT CHATTING AWAY IN THE COLOUR INVISIBILITY
Gallery artist Anouk Kruithof's work ENCLOSED CONTENT CHATTING AWAY IN THE COLOUR INVISIBILITY has finally got a beautiful permanent home at Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar in the Netherlands.
February 12, 2020
JETZT! JUNGE MALEREI IN DEUTSCHLAND
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum Wiesbaden, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/ Museum Gunzenhauser bis 19.1.2020
14.2.2020 - 17.5.2020
Art Award of the State of Bavaria 2019
Artist Stipend of the State of Bavaria 2019 for the United States of America
Ocotber 20 –December 08, 2019
Abel Auer Factor X / The Work
curated by Fatima Hellberg
This exhibition has evolved from an extensive dialogue about beauty in the face of extinction, art as survival, magical thinking and making sense of the senseless. Factor X / The Work includes drawings and paintings, collages, videos, props and materials - a proposal and temporary structure of existing and newly created works.
Opening Saturday, October 19, 7 pm
October 20 – December 8, 2019
JANUARY 10 - MARCH 03, 2019
ARNO SCHIDLOWSKI PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY LONDON
Inner Skies presents two recent bodies of work from photographer, Arno Schidlowski (b. 1975, Germany). Taking inspiration from literary and artistic romantic traditions that harness nature to convey an internal state of mind, Schidlowski’s long-term photographic explorations use landscapes as a way of expressing mood and emotion. His distinctive, crystalline images, capturing mountainous and woodland settings across Europe, transform universal scenery into places of private reflection.