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Liesje Smolders

Sculpture meets theatre with Liesje Smolders

Text: Sya van



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Theatre specific and autonomous sculptures
Liesje started as a scene and costume designer. Inspired by theatre she felt the urge to make autonomous sculptures. Therefore she decided to train as a sculptor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Besides wooden sculptures she makes installations en site specific projects. She is still involved in theatre. Furthermore she often acts in performances, in which her own sculptures function as stage props. As a result some of her sculptures are balancing on the border of theatre specific and autonomous sculptures.
This balancing on the border of sculpture and theatre became fully fledged in 1987 when Liesje designed the scenes for the play