Human needs initiate our actions.
A research period 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 expose an image that translates the essence of ‘a need’ we have into a physical expression. The performer tries to sustain this expression.
The moving images, paintings, that I worked on in this research were focused on humans’ need of: ‘giving meaning’ to our life.
I translated this into two works:
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 translates. 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.