On 4 August Marres presents the book On Gestures of Doing Nothing, by Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen. On Gestures of Doing Nothing documents a performance staged by Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen. The performance took place on April 15 and 16, 2019, in their exhibition The Floor is Lava in Marres. It consisted of eleven performers presenting a series of gestures. The performance – along with the exhibition itself – was photographed by Petra Stavast. This publication was conceived and developed in collaboration with art historian and curator Arnisa Zeqo. The book is published in English.

Through the years, Breure & Van Hulzen collected various types of everyday gestures. This performative publication brings together a selection of ‘gestures of doing nothing’. It is based on a script for eleven performers who are standing, leaning, hanging, smoking, gazing, fumbling with a cell phone. ‘Hanging around’ is something you do with people you feel familiar with. Therefore the performers are people with whom the artists have worked before, family, and friends. Each actor was bound to a specific room and photographed in that setting.

On Sunday 4 August, on the last day of the exhibition, the book presentation will start at 16.00 hours. Together with the artist duo, we will raise our glasses to a successful exhibition and the presentation of the book On Gestures of Doing Nothing. When the book is purchased on that day, it will be signed by the artists.