In the frame of the Art festival Watou 2022 “sense of place”, Mikes Poppe will present an art performance as well as a series of artworks.

→ The durational performance entitled En de boer, hij ploegde voort / And the farmer, he plowed on will take place in the open-air and starts July 2nd, ending September 4th.

→ Furthermore, Mikes Poppe presents different artworks Studies of Slaves in the Watou Festival House: Watouplein 12.

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Men heeft den boer zijn hof verbrand,
Zijn vrouw en os vermoord;
Dan spande de boer zichzelf voor den ploeg,
Maar de boer hij ploegde voort.

The peasant’s yard has been burned,
His wife and ox have been murdered;
Then the farmer yoked himself to the plow,
But the farmer he plowed on.

‘Ballade van den boer’ / ‘ballad of the farmer’
J.W.F. Werumeus Buning (1935)