Andrea Božić &
Julia Willms

Andrea Božić and Julia Willms (1974) have worked closely together since 2003. Božić hails from Croatia and is a choreographer, director and artist. She studied comparative literature and English at the University of Zagreb, after which she went to the School For New Dance Development and the Amsterdam Master of Choreography (DAS). She describes her performances and installations as in-disciplinary and site-responsive. In these she likes to play with given elements such as the weather or the night sky. Her work has been shown in Frascati, SPRING, Vooruit, HAU, ImpulsTanz, the Reina Sofia Museum, Centre Pompidou Metz and De Appel, among others. German-Dutch Julia Willms studied visual communication at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Maastricht and media art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Her interest lies in the nature of perception, the very act of viewing itself and the shifting position of the spectator within the proposed environment. Her work has been shown in the Obrist Gallery in Essen, MUSA in Vienna, De Appel in Amsterdam, Intrusion in New York, Westlicht Galerie Vienna and at various European media and video art festivals.


Area development company BPD is happy to contribute to GET LOST – art route 2018. From June 22 through June 24 BPD will host Andrea Božić and visual artist Julia Willms’ performance PoroCity. Two performers, a.k.a. ‘dreamers’ escort the audience on a walk through a labyrinth of spaces. Where the illusive logic of the dream world and everyday reality overlap, a third permeable space we do not know yet comes into being. A space where anything is possible. By participating in GET LOST, BPD bridges the gap between corporate life and young artists and provides space for imagination. At the Burgerweeshuis dreams, the building, the audience and the space itself become interwoven.