An Onghena – Performance for the Book

An Onghena – Performance for the Book


Performance for the book was conducted for the first time on November 29 2017 at the Jan van Eyck/Margaret van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Artist An Onghena and a performer interacted with a large piece of paper. The performers walk on the sheet, lie underneath it and change its form. The sheet is lifted, folded and scrunched until its end state is completely different from the plain white sheet the performance started with.

The performance was registered and documented and ended up in a book that was launched during the Open Studios at the Jan van Eyck Academie, March 2018. The book contains snapshots of the performance, taken from above and with an exact time indication. The silver cover is reminiscent of the paper used in the performance. The book was finished with Swiss binding.


An Onghena

Open Studios


  • Performance for the book
  • An Onghena
  • Cover: Chromolux 700, 350 grs

    Inner pages: Munken Lynx Rough, 120 grs

    Size: 170 x 240 mm portrait

    Swiss binding