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I am vertical, but I’d rather be horizontal  magnesium carbonate  2017 CBK Zeeland, Middelburg
Untitled projection 2017 CBK Zeeland, Middelburg
Converting2016, steel  graduation show  AKV St. Joost, Breda
Perpendicular tee2014
Untitled2016, chromogenic print
Untitledprojection 2016 graduation show AKV St. Joost, Breda
Untitled projection 2016 graduation show AKV St. Joost, Breda
Untitled (detail)2016 pencil, paper
Untitled2016 pencil, paper
Convertingsteel 2016 graduation show AKV St. Joost, Breda
Untitledacrylic, chromogenic print 2016 graduation show AKV St. Joost, Breda
Overview2016 graduation show AKV St. Joost, Breda
RepresentationConversation Sophie Teunissen & Rebecca Niculae 2016, video by Sophie Teunissen
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Performative registration  published at Witte Rook (01-02-2017) 
You want to see the most beautiful thing I’ve ever filmed? It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing and there’s this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it,… right. And this bag was just,… dancing, with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that’s the day I realized there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid. Ever. Video’s a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember… I need to remember… Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart, it’s just going to cave in.–  American BeautyWhy are we mesmerized by objects, materials that catch a glimpse of the structure of the wind? Is it because the wind is only accessible to us in which it makes itself manifest? Because we can’t grasp it? We see trees moving, plastic wraps blown away and we shiver because cold air is transmitted from one place to another. We are bodily present to observe and feel these phenomena.This article is centred around questions which are concerned with the body in motion. The whole body as a performer and receiver. What does it mean to have a body? How can we register, or understand these movements? What is it to perform? To give form to these questions, this article’s conduct of investigation touches up different disciplines from personal writings about gymnastics, to scientific research (Shaun Gallagher) and artistic practices (Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation). Combined with current study material, I will discuss and share my interests within the domains of (scientific) research, art and philosophy.Svetlana Khorkina was a Russian gymnast who won multiple gold medals, at the Olympic Games. When I was a child, the body I watched on television was, in my experience, very tall and slim. Like a stretched human body version of myself. The performative aspect of gymnastics is both physical and mental. The conditions of the body and the mental need to be aligned with each other, at one particular moment in space and time. Yes, I remember when the Russian gymnast Khorkina beat the Chinese gymnasts on the uneven bars in 2000. Characteristically about her performances were her elegant and expansive movements.  It is not unusual to develop a new kind of performance in which the gymnast can perform its skills at his or her best.In the transitional space between the bars, the body is at a fully concentrated position. The position in which it leaves the bar, and the deposited position to recall the stability that leads to the other bar. Deduction of points can be the result of bar exchange without performing an element, adjusted grip position or a brush on the apparatus with feet.(1) Constantly, the body is acting within the framework of the bars and within the framework of the body itself. While the performer indicates her body between the framework, the position is in a constant transmission of appearance. How are we to understand these movements and what does it mean to be aware of these physical interruptions within a sphere? By interruption I mean the transition of one part of the body in position a into position b. Let’s take for example my arm that is positioned along my body. It just hangs there. Then, I lift my arm, turn it away from the position along my body, and put it in another position in space. Therefore, that which was located in the space before, is not the same anymore. What was along my body, is not the same anymore.  
I am vertical, but I’d rather be horizontal (detail)magnesium carbonate  2017 CBK Zeeland, Middelburg
Falling bitmapA3 inkjet print, pencil  2016 graduation show AKV. St Joost, Breda
Between paragraphs black and white inkjet print 2015 Electron, Breda 
Meredith2016, 109 pages
Being an organism now, revealed to a public domain in which you are presented as a person. One of the first descriptions you receive is name. (This time between having no name and receiving one is captivating.) It is not a ‘true’ description, but it may be chosen for the reason that it sounds beautiful, is easy to grasp, conveys meaning, remembers a family member, and so on. Interestingly, this description doesn’t say anything about the actual being. Rather, it guides, just as a number or a sign, our communication. However, the name functions as a primer: from now on, those things will be related to a name, and those events or characteristics will be related to each other. To remember and to understand, a consistent identity. Meredith is a name which was in my thoughts for a long time, without specific reason or reference. I do remember her by some features which seem to lack some sort of  articulation. Rather, “she”, or the name, is just present as such. Meredith functions as an introduction. She, is a description.  Also an introduction. (Something else.) It gives an impression. After a while, the name can be replaced: 1) it is connected to certain events, memories (emotions) and facts, which could be exchanged just as we make our belief different. And 2) from now on, I consider these things to belong to X (anyone but Meredith), rather than the name of ‘Meredith’.   5 available, language Dutch contact for info 
Meredith 2016, 109 pages
Folium/a  Coloured paper  2016 Art Academy St. Moritz, CH
1991, Goes rebecca.niculae@hotmail.com education 2017 - present Philosophy, science and society (MA) Tilburg University, Tilburg 2016 - 2017 Philosophy, science and society (pre MA) Tilburg University, Tilburg2012 - 2016 Fine Arts (BA) AKV St Joost, Breda exhibitions 2017 - Zeeuwse Lichting '20000 mijlen, group exhibition, CBK Zeeland, Middelburg 2016 - Graduation group show AKV St Joost, Breda  2016 - She’d asked me why, I just went on and told her, group exhibition De Fabriek, Eindhoven 2015 - Hauptsache Schwierig, group exhibition, Electron, Breda residency 2016 - How to make Art Books? (with Carmen Strzelecki) St. Moritz Art Academy, Switzerland
Meredith
 20 000 mijlen ‘Jonge Zeeuwen in de kunst'
Representation (conversation with Sophie Teunissen)
Lycra 
Performative registration 
Untitled
I am vertical, but I’d rather be horizontal
Between paragraphs 
Falling bitmap
Converting
Folium/a
Lycra5
Jonge Zeeuwen in de kunst (scan) by Jan van Damme, published in PZC, 4th of February 2017