Performer / Actor / Maker / Artist
Performance / Theatre / Video / Film
TEXTS RESEARCH Geert Vaes: ‘Masks and play as tools of awareness and knowledge production’
Here you find my TEXT FROM THE PUBLICATION OF THE END COMMUNICATIONS OF SEPTEMBER 2018 (Piece Me Back Together (again)) and the PORTFOLIO OF MY RESEARCH conducted between September 2017 and September 2018. I focused on using hyper-realistic masks as tools of awareness and how to use the notion of 'playing together' to produce living knowledge, to create a meaningful connection between actor and audience, and to deal with notions of identity ('you and I'). My end-communication was called The Who Are You Talking To Talk Show. Read more..
BLOCK DIARY / SLOW, RANDOM & LINKED WRITING & THINKING
1 January-29 April 2018
This is a day to day diary of the search, the research, the unsearch, the raveling and the unraveling. Thoughts, musings, pictures, clips, questions and answers. It started January 25th. Read more..
25 January 2018
„MIMESIS AS AN ACT OF ULTIMATE LOVE”
– A SCIENTIFIC LOVE RESEARCH –
I want to gain and produce awareness about „otherness” in a direct, experiential way, using a „scientific” method: the mask. Inward and outward ‚signifiers’ (of race, gender and class) produce and influence relations and positions. We are constantly building (constructing) interpersonal images and meanings. Which signals provoke/produce meaning in another? In other words: how is your body perceived and how do you perceive bodies? What is your position? Using masks or roles is to gain insight in ourselves and in humanity, the collective of others. We are not moving in contactzones, we are the contactzones (being ‚othered’ by other contactzones). Essentially I’m looking for a way out of exclusive thinking into inclusive thinking, out of impathy towards empathy, out of mind into heart. This research is about going beyond the mind (I) into and eventually also beyond the other (You). To put it bluntly, it is about LOVE …
(picture: Miranda July)