WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
Noa Marthe Prins
2023, Installation and performance
WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY is an in-progress textile work and performance created by Noa Marthe Prins over the course of the exhibition. In the performance Noa Marthe Prins finds herself torn between imagining her artist CV as a projection of the future and her failure to deliver on her first task: the one at hand. Deeply invested and entangled in a speculative imagining of goals set and targets to be met, she attempts to finish a tapestry in the exhibition space, while being set back by a number of absurd disruptions that are typical of contemporary life as an artist. In a professional climate in which it is impossible to plan for the distant future, Noa Marthe Prins seeks to challenge the CV as a tool that reproduces false notions of individual agency and equal representation when it comes to accessing or operating within the art market.
WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY is the second chapter of Noa Marthe Prins extensive research into the CV. The first chapter, CURRICULUM VETO, took the form of an exhibition and performance. It considered the many forms of ‘wasted’ work – the activities often omitted from a standard CV – and told the stories behind work gaps, work boycotts, refusals to work and care work.
The first performance of WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY took place during the opening on 10 February, the second performance will be on 23 March 2023.
Noa Marthe Prins― Artist
Noa Marthe Prins is a performance artist and writer based in Amsterdam. Drawing from tactics of resistance theater and comedy, she explores the relations between exploitative productivity and the performativity of work.