Doos is an adventure with Mr. Hat, a curious, brave and child-like character who dives into imaginary worlds and captivates the audience with strange, exciting and funny escapades.
In his newest adventure, Mr. Hat’s imagination sees him diving into a simple cardboard box only to find wild weather, crazy creatures, a most unusual choir and a wonderful voyage through space.
Air is a 50 minutes dance piece choreographed by Miri Lee.
I got the honour to co-create with Miri. We worked together on her concept, that was based on Korean traditional dance, more specifically the breathing scale of it.
3 metal reliefs on stands
If we say out an idea, we start to own it, defend it,
Use it as a tool of intellect,
And become it.
This is how symbols are created.
If we are empathic to a feeling
We are bound to it; we might be even wounded by it
We read ourselves into it.
And just now having written these words
I killed my idea.
I will grieve it.
Ornaments Distorted is a site-specific installation that has been exhibited in February 2009 in Amsterdam Oude Kerk.
Studio 52nd is a great organisation. They set for themselves the goal that is the desire for many of us – the use and practise of the human voice. It is an organisation in Amsterdam East, they work with neighbourhood children, they provide them with the chance of writing their own piece for professional actors and directors, or in other projects they are given the chance to act with a professional.
These young writers put the unimaginable on paper. Superspider, rock-chicken who has stage fright, a blue stone who wants to be human, and a dancing bull, a rotten onion, and Hellmouth in the Rotten teeth restaurant, where the waiter is a fork, to mention just a few.
For my pleasure I was asked to draw backgrounds for these lively pieces, since each performance is a collection of 7-8 makers. The common scenes are done by a set designer, and the fast changing imaginary scenarios are drawn out and projected in the back of the set.
I introduce here a few of these drawings.