Het HEM is a home for contemporary culture, situated in a former munitions factory on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.
Sander Breure (1985, Netherlands) and Witte van Hulzen (1984, Netherlands) initiated their collaboration ten years ago with dance performances. They increasingly entered the field of the visual arts with performances, videos and sculptures. Their work is based on dramaturgical analyses of everyday life and their accurate observations of human behaviour.
For The Thief Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen rely on a newspaper article about a case that stems from released CCTV footage with which the thief is pilloried online and eventually commits suicide. The work consists of human sculptures in which portraits of friends and famous people function as actors in the story. The images are often robust in their appearance and use of materials and have a strong human presence. With their contemporary, ordinary body language, the sculptures mirror the visitor's behaviour.
Courtesy of Tegenboschvanvreden