In search of freedom
Getting in touch with myself by being in contact with others
Humanity; the individual and merging as part of Divine unity.
Apparently I got an intrinsic need to represent my search for deeper contact and connection, because in early 2019 I woke up one morning with the convincing thought: ‘I have to do this!
Physically get in touch by moving with two dancers: naked, vulnerable, in trust, researching our connection’.
No idea where it would go, but I organized it. After a while of probing, we went together for 1.5 hours. There were moments when three people were one, moments when we made contact at the same vibrational frequency; spiritual, energetic and physical.
The dance was filmed and looking back I see typical things of myself in my movements. I see a kind of attraction and repulsion. I’m looking for contact, but also turn my back on them. My movements, approach and posture show a kind of rudeness and awkwardness. I dare, I try, I investigate and I play. We were in contact, also when there was awkwardness.
The video images are the starting point for the drawings and paintings I’m making. The project is in the experimental phase and I’m going to expand it in the coming period. When I have made a good series, I want to exhibit it at a suitable location.