Jacco Weener is a performance artist working with sound.
Leader of the late, notorious Dutch underground rock band Gul Night Out, Weener developed what he describes as “existential historical cabaret”.
During the Hull 2017 Residency Jacco created “on-the-spot” work and performances, drawing on the Christian Church in the lives (and deaths) of sailors, and those who are in any way affected by the tides of the sea. This included a set of sermons from the Gospel of Luke, and a “visual history of the triple trawler tragedy of 1968”, courtesy of a set of drawings. An impromptu but spirited rendering of Bach – in a bedsheet – was aired during the closing celebrations.
Jacco Weener (2017)
“I will collaborate with local churches and their parishioners. And the local Maritime Museum, as well as the local population. Hopefully it will bring a clear picture of the perception of life and death on the open sea. During the first days of my stay I will do the research. On the last two days (with an emphasis on the Sunday) I will present the result.”