Pieter Post Nr 4 – De Schildpad

16.30 - The Turtle - Pieter Post


Location: installation ASCENDING in the rear of the NDSM Loods

"Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering“ - Winnie the Pooh

The art of doing nothing

When your days are filled with things that you have to do. When you’re used to running from one appointment to another. When you need to check your smartphone every hour afraid you’ll miss out on something. That’s when you’ll notice that doing nothing is far harder then you’d expect.

Is doing nothing even possible? You’re always doing something, even if you’re doing nothing. And how art is doing nothing? It’s more difficult than doing something, that’s for sure. You always have to do something before you can do nothing. But that way, you’ll never get to do nothing. One can easily say: doing nothing is hard work.

Take your time. A bad conscience keeps you from doing nothing. Being lazy makes time stop, allows you to look at things from a bigger perspective, to daydream and to forget. If you manage to do so, you’ll find new strength, ideas and insights. Make us of your lazy hidden talent of doing nothing. Let the turtle decide the pace.

“To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual” - Oscar Wilde“

Pieter Post begon zijn leven in het theater, belandde in het circus, week uit naar de straat en blijft daartussen heen en weer pendelen. Hij is een komische en fysieke entertainer die het publiek op het verkeerde been zet en alles parodieert dat onder theater, variété en circus valt te rangschikken.