In recent years HipSick has grown from a small performance company mainly operating in the nightlife to a hybrid, interdisciplinary Rotterdam based collective with its own artistic signature.
The collective is characterized by extremely visual, brutal performances, artistic rawness and
confrontational, personal subjects that surprise and touch the audience. HipSick has a unique
movement idiom, in which the body and the groundbreaking physical endurance of
the performer is central. Because HipSick’s performances are based on the
intersection of performance and installation art, it is often described as “Live Art”.
HipSick starts from a fascination for Western visual culture, normativity, the night and
unusual locations. Current social topics are discussed from different perspectives, what
results in multiple productions around one theme. By placing current topics in
unusual, sometimes misplaced context, we create performances that play with the
perception of the viewer.
Nadîja Roza Broekhart
founder, maker & performer
artistic supervisor & education
musical wizzard & technical hero
Merel ten Holt
education & performer
Currently we are doing research for a new work . Keep an eye on our page for updates and performance dates.
#ShapeMe is a visual and physical performative installation
#ShapeMe is about the effect of social media on our self-image
#ShapeMe exposes the makeable identity
#ShapeMe is close to the skin and confronts
#ShapeMe is a battle for the perfect body
#ShapeMe challenges self-reflection on online behavior
Time Window Teilingerstraat 120 Rotterdam
Time Window is a community-in-residence of over 50 Rotterdam artists.
A sanctuary to develop and produce independent work.
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