FELL APART BODY PARTS | Book series
FELL APART BODY PARTS is a research into form of speaking. A project in which I travel, every two years, to another country and find a way to ‘speak’ with strangers. I’ve written my experience down in the series: FELL APART BODY PARTS. This series will be extending every two years. You will find my thoughts, memories and experiences about this research in the books. The book series are for sale.
Solo work | 2018
HANDS is my first work in the series: ‘FELL APART BODY PARTS’- A research into forms of speaking.
This book is a documentation of a performance called ‘HANDS’- a one-on-one performance I did in Ireland between 02.04.18 – 05.04.18
I took someone’s hand out of nothing. People were surprised, sometimes scared. In the end I walked hand-in-hand with strangers. in a strange place, in a strange county. Sometimes we walked for three minutes, in other cases we walked for hours.
It was a unique experience. The contact I’ve made was pure and very personal. The conversations I had with these strangers were very sincere and honest. In my work I’m always looking for ways and forms in which I can speak. To connect, react, to make contact with you, my public. I wrote my memories down. Now it’s yours, you can read it.
Concept: Lieke van der Veg
Translation: Merel Wendt
Thanks to: Claire, Brain, Andrew, Fernanda, Rónán, Daniel, Ben, Andrew, Jen, Catherine en Sara.
Solo work | 2020
EYES is my second work in the series: ‘FELL APART BODY PARTS’- A research into forms of speaking.
This book is a documentation of a performance called ‘EYES’- a one-on-one performance I did in Spain between 05.02.20 and 18.02.20.
I tried to find eye contact. Some people thought I was weird. Weird but interesting. In the end I stood face to face with strangers, in a strange place, in a strange country.
For me, eyes make me see what’s inside someone. Eyes are a reflection of the soul. In my work I’m always looking for ways and forms in which I can speak. To connect, react, to make contact with you, my public.
This performance was the most intimate and personal contact I have ever made with my public. I never came so close to strange people. It was exciting but it scared me as well. I wrote down the encounter I’ve made with these strangers. Now it’s yours, you can read it.