Position Panorama

Where do we find ourselves if our lives are no longer directly harmonious with nature but with man-made power systems?

How to 'Position' in a world (environment, economy, culture, art) that's mainly build on male dominance, while at the same time acting in order to change?

Ongoing multidisciplinary art project in development, investigating and connecting the space between the personal and the collective, between the body and its surroundings, between the self and the cosmic. The project develops through an ongoing series of Chinese ink paintings, forming a panorama, including actions from performance 'Position' and various fictional and real landscapes. It's fueled by the large number of images and information we get from the Internet depicting faraway exotic, stunning places we will probably never visit; perspectives due to modern technology. Certain styles or techniques are adopted to call upon a sense of familiarity and vague memories in order to investigate and raise questions on how to position oneself within the world.

I investigate connections of space and body, between the personal and the collective, between the body and its surroundings, between the self and the cosmic. In later stages it will develop into an installation, including sound pieces.


The Panorama comes into existence through an ongoing connecting series of Chinese ink paintings on paper, size 36 x 58 cm

Performance video

'Position' (II) focuses on 'body' as a vehicle for action and influence. Its concept was to take position under a red blanket within the time-frame of the camera timer: 10 seconds, which triggered intuitive decision making. The forms of the blanket are the residue of action, resembling landscape, but also a 'body' containing a bordered space of its own. The performance called upon psychological resources: In this case determination and endurance. 'Position' and 'posture' are coupled: taking in the fetal position, is a returning to the mother womb. Reproducing this position allows the feeling of calmness. It's essentially reassuring and relaxing. While turning to the inside space of our bodies brings us back to our self, within this module it reflects a certain ambivalence; withdrawal as well as interacting, stillness and action. All aspects of positioning oneself... Click HERE for video

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