A research period of two weeks in Dansateliers Rotterdam, which I dedicated on working on the Art of Performance.
I wanted to concentrate on the commitment one is making while performing.
I tried to create physical ‘paintings’ to expose on public locations for a long period of time. Within these paintings I strive to strip the situation from unnecessary form and translate the essence of ‘a need’ we have into a physical expression which the performer tries to sustain.
Human needs, on all levels of our existence, initiate our actions.
The moving images that I worked on wanted to translate (in this case) humans’ need of: ‘giving meaning’ to our life.
I translated this into two different physical images:
One of ‘getting up’ and another of ‘trying again’.
We ‘get up’ for our needs and for whatever motivates us. For an outsider our intrinsic motivations barely translate. They only make sense to ourselves, to us.
The absurdity of human’s existence is displayed in our attempt to live a life full of meaning and purpose in an indifferent universe. We create meaning in spite of objective meaninglessness.
To get up for whatever is meaningful to me, I perceive as an heroic action.