September 2023 Residency Eric Peter

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Eric Peter

Eric Peter (b. 1989) is an artist and poet born in Dordrecht, The Netherlands and based in The Hague, The Netherlands. His practice revolves around language, in a deconstruction of the normative in history-making and social paradigms. Language is to be read here in its broadest sense; from the speech apparatus and bodily language, to (mis)spellings and writerly doctrines. Projects can entail performances, installations, events and text works—with an emphasis on the exchanging and vocalising of different thoughts or opinions. Through the interweaving of collective and particular voices, Peter critically approaches subjects and questions.

Currently, his focus is on ‘Economy as Intimacy’, a larger project in which Peter rhymes late capitalism with intimacies using poetry as a medium of speculation. The project has culminated in a multitude of publications, reading groups, lectures, performances, and, more recently, choreopoems. He holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and has concluded an MA in Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) in 2019.