Field Recordings, 2014

How to describe the relationship between a body and the forces acting upon it and its motion in response to said forces? 


Series of site-visits, movement- and collaborative exercises1 and interventions for the students of the Jewelry Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Offering tools2 in terms of physical- and sensual knowledge making3 and affirm the notion of play.


The first assignments4 took place on the rooftop5 of the Tetterode Building overlooking the city and their practice (bird’s-eye-view6) from a distance. From there on the students moved downwards, into the realm of the streets (close-up view), into a Buddhist Temple – Natural History Collection – Grocery Store – Zebra Crossings – Passers-By, Cars – Traffic Light Armature. 

  1. RoofExercising task based movements.
  2. Schermafbeelding 2016-02-13 om 16.14.58Left: on-site installations for the classroom gatherings.
  3. roof2Exercise No.1 Create 5 different movements based on the sounds you recorded. Image: visualizing the sound of a tram passing.
  4. Field_Recordings_Yeb_Wiersma_10Exercise 5: Create a diagonal line formed by people, cross streets, go in and out of grocery stores, pick a piece of fruit and pass it on. Re-arrange the patterns of human behavior.
  5. IMG_3652 Recording the sounds of the city.
  6. Field_Recording_Yeb_Wiersma_12The outdoor classroom on top of the Tetterode Building, Amsterdam