‘Setup for a holistic experiment’ (2014)
in collaboration with Maarten Davidse
In a one on one session, a text written with the consultation of hypnotherapist and writer Erik Willems, is read to the viewer. The text draws a circle on a holistic worldview: Beginning by a drop of sweat in the very room, the story goes all the way back to the world´s oceans at the beginning of the evolution on earth. While falling in a trance-like state with closed eyes, the listener becomes the producer of sweat. At the same time this essence is extracted through a moisture absorber and then collected in little bottles in a vitrine open on the outside of the glasshouse. During the duration of 5 days each bottle represents one day of the performance.