Rachel Schuit

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Rachel Schuit

Mime


Honey, I'm talking about devotion


Rachel Schuit (Amsterdam, 1993) onderzoekt met het lichaam als instrument de intieme
verhouding tot een landschap, met haar eigen dynamiek, elementen en materialen. Dit
resulteert in abstracte en beeldende voorstellingen waarin de zintuiglijke ervaring van de
toeschouwer centraal.

“Ik voel de noodzaak om te zoeken naar nieuwe manieren van creëren en delen; minder
doelgericht op het eindproduct en meer vanuit de verbinding met een plek en de mensen om
mij heen. Ik zoek de collectieve ruimte op.”

Rachel studeerde in 2018 af aan de opleiding Theaterdocent en rondt dit jaar de
Mime opleiding af, beide aan de AHK. Momenteel werkt zij voornamelijk samen met
Schweigman&, Teatro de los Sentidos (Theater van de Zintuigen) en Cocky Eek.
In 2020 richtte zij het collectief Dolly Collective en het platform Nexus op, waar zij
met kunstenaars van verschillende hybride disciplines nauwe samenwerkingen aangaat.
Als performer werkte Rachel eerder samen met makers als Johannes Bellinkx,
Marcelo Evelin, Boogaerdt&vanderSchoot, Sarah Ringoet, Fabian Santarciel de la Quintana
en Schweigman&.




To first introduce ourselves, we are the Dolly Collective; named after Dolly the golden retriever,
existing out of a changing composition of individuals.

Zoe Schollee, Maja Grzeczka, Rachel Schuit and Olga Tsyganova are performers and makers graduated from the mime department in Amsterdam,
bound together by the common interest of working with the curious, playful and listening body.

We create from what the landscape offers us.
How can we really land in a place and listen to what is present?
More than a product, we want to focus on creating a making- environment.
One where we dare to start without knowing what will come out.
Where there is space to experiment and explore.

We found a way of working where living and creating intertwine, exploring a more nomadic way of making.
Where we first relocate ourselves by packing our bags and moving our sense of home.
We withdraw from the patterns we know to make space for the new.
This place will now be our temporary locus of perceiving the world around us.
To first introduce ourselves, we are the Dolly Collective; named after Dolly the golden retriever,
existing out of a changing composition of individuals.

Zoe Schollee, Maja Grzeczka, Rachel Schuit and Olga Tsyganova are performers and makers graduated from the mime department in Amsterdam,
bound together by the common interest of working with the curious, playful and listening body.

We create from what the landscape offers us.
How can we really land in a place and listen to what is present?
More than a product, we want to focus on creating a making- environment.
One where we dare to start without knowing what will come out.
Where there is space to experiment and explore.

We found a way of working where living and creating intertwine, exploring a more nomadic way of making.
Where we first relocate ourselves by packing our bags and moving our sense of home.
We withdraw from the patterns we know to make space for the new.
This place will now be our temporary locus of perceiving the world around us.




Platform Nexus | Manifest

We are Platform Nexus.

A movement, a collective, a group of individual artists from different disciplines.
Together we share a workspace in the community of Het Domijn in Weesp.

What binds us is that we believe in our interdependency.
We want to explore the spaces inbetween.

To challenge ourselves to go further than ourselves.
Into unknown territories. Hybrid spaces. New disciplines.
Re-thinking ways of working, collaborating and sharing.

 We are not a melting pot and we don’t have a hierarchical structure.
It’s about keeping the game alive, keeping the flow and holding the space together.
Each from their own perspective and strength.
It’s about creating a fertile ground, to facilitate growth and empower each other.

We want to engage in a dynamic relation.
We are like housemates, without knowing what kind of house it is we are building.
We are finding out the house rules along the way.
This requires a willingness for an open dialogue, taking responsibility for our own voice, while listening to the choir we form together.
Listening to what the space, our common ground, has to offer.
As an organism that we are all part of, we will take care of it.

This space we are making, this platform, will generate new projects.
These projects are body’s of work, and they don’t have to fit into any conventional constraint.
We are independent and we want to break through the expectations of an artist.
Our platform is a laboratorium, where we shift the focus to the process instead of the product.
Giving a process time to breath, or creating a 100 pieces of work in one day.
Making way for new forms. Designing our own disciplines.
Being curious and stubbornly free.

It’s this organic process that we believe in.

Greetings,

Tamar Blom
Han Ruiz Buhrs

Rachel Schuit
Neal Groot
Mischa Lind
Goda Žukauskaitė
Robbi Meertens


www.platform-nexus.com