Vulnerability

For a while I am exploring the theme, for myself and together with people in different kind of creative projects. Is my own vulnerability is the path to connection. People open up and connect inwards. I stopped avoiding my rough edges and confronted myself and my environment with it. But when I was young I covered it up. Now  I realise, don’t cover up, show it. IT IS AN ABILITY. Take a rejection as a positive result and move on to become the stronger & vulnerable person you are supposed to be.  If it was that simple? No. But do it. It is the only way to move forward and to learn in life. Dare to connect.

this is old work, paper wrapping for shirts with uprooted trees. exploring the migration theme that is red thread in my life and the loss of stability. exhibition in 2013.
this is work from 2016, about the exclusion of undocumented refugees in amsterdam. part of a dialogue between the mayor and the woman from the shelter of amsterdam. performance and installation about disconnectedness and exclusion.
work, 2019. a cat falls. she is presumed to land on her paws. let’s hope so. getting to the core of things. fear. you are never safe. but trust on yourself.
In september 2019 this ribbon around my wrist (image) was a gift by a Brazilian artist. We both met during a series of lectures we gave about human rights & urbanism. She told me to take this small blue ribbon, express a thought in silence and work on that thought the coming time, see what happens then. Once the ribbon starts to hurt my wrist, it will fall off and the thought materialises she said. i still had the ribbon in december, but it started to get too tight. I took it off. Now I will never know how my thought would materialize. But honestly, this thought was a about a love interest I had at that time. The self involved type of person. We never twinned, and that is fine with me. Saved by taking off the ribbon.

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