Performances, Installations, Experiments
Deeply rooted in my system there is the sense of ‘tough it out on your own’. This is something that is constructive in a lot of situations but destructive in the aftermath of things in life. Something that often came paired with shame towards one’s own pains. Shame that resulted in hiding emotions, feeling alone and often numb. Some- thing that throughout the privileged platform of an art academy has been able to come out and forward. Having
to and wanting to deal with myself and my direct society around me, I took the platform to show this pain and shame. In “Attention 2018”30, a 4-hour perfor- mance where - after doing a series of “impressive tricks” and scream asking the audience if they “see me now”, I climb a 6 meter high rope ladder to sit for
4 hours uninterupted on a beam. No safety, allowing myself to think my one line of thought to be in the moment and be with the loneliness within the setting of an audience. Being up there, slowly feeling the pain from the sitting on the hard beam getting numb, the tingling sensation in my legs and the few of
the audience in the corner of my eye, i stopped feeling alone, i stopped feeling like i had to tough it out on my own. Even the “falling in love” feeling, the short lived but true connection felt with a person back on the ground at the end of the performance, was present.
Something that ended up being extremely healing in the moment. Also, because I was allowed to show this, it resulted in a feeling of being seen, and therefore reflect, both on a conscious and on an unconscious level.
Comfortability vs Uncomfortabilty.
Interactive instalation / performance
Giving power away as audience, putting trust into the maker.
Installation & 2hr performance that places the audi- ence on top of a big subwoofer covered with pillows to make it a comfortable experience. The subwoofers play a rather omnious soundscape, composed for this performance. By laying deep into the subwoofer, belly up, a feeling of letting go arises together with a feeling of vulnerability as the performers move around and perform different acts of comfort and discomfort. Being exposed to the power the performer has direct influence on where the level of comfort lies for the audience.
Shown two nights at OPTIE B at Binkhorst The Hague
A work in collaboration with performer and artist Tobias Mud.
Earlier work, more sculptural
One of the first works that is experimenting with danger and fear. Confronting the audience with a spectacle that simultaneously plays with the tension between personal safety and a sense of responsibility for the safety of the creator.
Large metal cubical structure with rotating birthday cake, bombastic over the top flamethrower to turn the candles on and latex snout to blow out its own candles. a cycle about aging and losing resources.