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Dronude Utrecht Project

Van den Berg/Van Herk/Durden
12 May, 13 May, 14 May, 15 May, 16 May, 17 May, 18 May, 19 May, 20 May, 21 May 2022
Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht, Hekmanfoyer
open all day

A series of body positive art pieces, featuring one hundred naked people

Even though we’re all naked underneath our clothes, naked bodies have largely disappeared from the city. Dronude Utrecht Project by creative collective Van den Berg/Van Herk/Durden is bringing back nudity in a beautiful way. In a choreography by Wojciech Grudzinski, one hundred naked people are posing in iconic places in the centre of town. A drone captures it from the sky. We each have a body and any body can join.

The exhibition at SPRING shows us how this unique project was made, the temporary community that was created and the participants’ personal stories. And of course, we get to see the most important pieces: the enormous photographs taken by drone that shows humanity and the city of Utrecht in all its naked glory.

“With this new chapter in his Dronude project, Tom Durden combines a number of important issues. In its ultimate form, the work is an iconic image of the city of Utrecht and its society. But during the making of this one image, different groups of people gathered, and along the way this project also became the story of how a temporary community can be created.” – Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING



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