Since 1990 Rob List has created minimal movement solos he has performed in theaters and galleries in Europe and the USA. He generally performs these for small groups in intimate settings. His solo work includes both pieces from repertoire as well as incidental commissioned works.
This solo performance is the first in a series of "follies". Folly is an English word meaning "foolish action, undertaking or belief". It also refers to a form of landscape architecture, Follies were structures made by 18th century English and French gentry to enliven and demarcate their gardens - towers, obelisks, grottos, rustic monuments or other buildings - reflecting not only the obsessions of their creators but also their fascination with nature as something picturesque, frightening, or sublime.
Trompe L'Oeil 
This performance solo focuses on the still-life form known as "trompe l'oeil" where objects in the painting are placed on a two-dimensional surface in such a way as to deceive the eye of the viewer.
Ter Kloon 
This second piece in a series over the double is a solo movement performance/video in which a figure explores the complex symmetries of his own body. Cloning is the scientific phenomenon whereby a complete genetic twin is produced from a single source, a form of replication rather than creation.
Ninety Degrees Vanitas 
A movement study using the 17th century genre of still-life painting called the 'vanitas', in which symbols of life's transience are depicted. Skulls and burning candles, mirrors and overturned glasses are among the elements that portray both life's vain pleasures and its insubstantiality.
The first in a series of performances about the double - creatures who resemble but are not quite human. The golem is a mythical creature summoned up by the mystical powers of medieval rabbis. According to the Hebrew scholar Gerschom Sholem, summoning up a golem was also a ritual of incantation that awakened the perceptive powers of its participants.
Natura Morta 
This solo performance is the first in a series of movement pieces exploring underlying themes in the genre of painting known as 'still-life', in which objects such as flowers, food, instruments or ornaments are displayed on a table. These objects, while unmoving, can be filled with vitality, a living presence with a quality of immanence. The paradoxes in 'still life' are inherent in the term itself, as well as in its equivalent Latinate term 'natura morta'.
Figure Series [1990-4]
In the Figure Series an anonymous figure stands in a corner, exploring with sight, sound and touch the space of the actual present room. In modern painting 'figuration' implies the notion of the recognizable arising out of the abstract. Each of the four parts of the Figure Series, varying in length from twenty minutes to an hour, is essentially about perception and affect - how movement alone can engage emotion in the viewer.