De koning (The king)
Performance Festival The Hague This is live! Poetic in performance
-Documentation video- -Pictures-
Pictures are made by Performance site The Hague
July 2017

If you won't buy the cow,
what can one feed him?

Haven't we all forgotten
to pay the farmer too?

Thousand years ago farmers were surpressed into paying to much wage on their harvest. I grew up reading the stories about brave farmers protesting with pitchforks or who had to work in the mines to survive.

I wonder wheter today things are still the same nowadays with extreme price pressure by the market. Dairy farmer Johan Koot and pig farmer Elly Michiels-Fleuren had to serve King Hans Bosklopper. As his servants they took 62 meals to his table in half an hour

This repetitive act was emphasized by the folk song "Daar kwam een muis gelopen", excisting of an long repetition of a food chain.

The performance ended with the completely sweaty farmers and a king who could not eat more.
Poor artists ate all the remaining leftovers.


I see nothing but cages
And I only dream fences
Photogramms 18 - 24 cm
April 2016

365. Those with walls are powerfull people
Series of 7 prints dry point
May 2016

"Where they burn books, they will also burn people." Heinrich Heine.

-Video fragment-
(one minute of combined video)

The installation consists of three videos, Thirst (11:34 min), Foddering (2:58 min and Expanding pig (0:54 min) which playfully research our consumer society in a performative way.

Flirting with themes as exhaustion, imprisonment, unequal power relations and even assault in a imaginative and free way, I like to reflect on myself and society. I use my experiences working in a delicatessen store, stories about the elite and dehumanizing practices towards animals like producing foie gras. I like the ideas to become physical and use body laguage and the language of materials to communicate.

Earthworm the giant of soil life.

This summer at the harvest festival the 21th of September 2019 my artwork for city farm The Kemphaan will be revealed. An ode to all that lives in the soil and gives life.

Farmlife is not only the cows and the cabbage to harvest, everthing in connected.

City farm the Kemphaan not only has cows, chickens, ackers full of biologic dynamic vegetables, it has worms, beetles, ants, ladybirds, woodlice, snails, crickets, fungi and bacteria. Fed by cow poo compost they fertilise the land. Their circulair farming is an upwards spiral where all the elements make one another stronger..


- Tableware

- The Echo
- King/farmer
- Let us toast
- Ode to sea
- Snow white
- Portraits
- At the table
- Walls/towers



© Linde Gadellaa