My New Hat
Performed during Gerrit Rietveld graduation show, 2019
Photo’s: © Gert-Jan van Rooij
Anyways, I’m doing splendid, with my new hat!
It’s ten feet tall, hand made...
You know, I’ve always been fascinated by that word, ‘hat’. I mean, it’s so close to the word ‘head’.
Can that be a coincidence?
What do you think?
The Princess has lost her fairy tale!
She has accidentally fallen in between the words.
Beyond the words, in a space without meaning, without rules, and of boundless fantasy, a space of true poetry - she discovers what beauty is really like.
The Princess, performed during Rietveld UNCUT exhibition ’take a walk on the wild side’ in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2019.
Photo’s: © Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam // Maarten Nauw
A blending in with the environment through camouflage by incorporating a houseplant.
Performed during Inhuman Carnaval, with Mediamatic, during Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2021
Photo’s: Caroline Aravicius
Jesse Asselman | Houseplant
Interview with a houseplant
An experimental performance recorded and streamed during lockdown 2020.
First apparition of the Princess, performed in 2018.
The viewers are sent out with a poem into a field of thistles to find the Princess. When they find her she would look up from her mirror and end the performance. The magic is broken… but is it really?
Backstage. The PRINCESS is getting ready for the show.
But her makeup is taking forever!
She dreams a long time, until all is forgotten.
Blindness in perseverance.
Jesse Asselman The Princess, in the field, 2018
The apple in the sand, or the sand in the apple
A play by P. Laywright, about the desire and hardship of the writing of a play.
Performed as a sound piece, in a particular place, with scripts and wine for the audience. The performer remains off stage for the entire performance.
It premiered in february 2018 in London, in the Morgue at Chelsea College.
Written and performed by Jesse Asselman, possibility to download.pdf
A Piece of Night Sky
A performance where I bring in a piece of night sky. About transforming the sky at night into something tangible and making it into an object of contemplation.
A play with light, impenetrability, darkness and movement accompanied by sounds of the night.
Performed at Torpedo Theater, Amsterdam, in 2017.