Willem Sarah is an artist duo consisting of Willem Corten and Sarah Marks. Their work speaks on the relationship between audience, artwork and space. What interests them is the way a viewer looks, interprets and reacts. The broadest meaning of the word ‘perspective’ should be seen as a main theme in their oeuvre. To place the narrative aspect of their films in the exhibition space and towards the viewer as much as possible, they often choose highly stylized characters and storylines.
Willem Sarah applies a “Choose Your Own Adventure” schedule to the reality of the exhibition space which translates into an almost playful interaction between artwork, viewer and space. Because their work always relates to the space in which it is shown, and is often created on the spot, Willem Sarah considers the museum to be their atelier.
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