Yours, Death

The installation is composed out of video-material, filmed in the theatre of Utrecht. These videos are part of a (still ongoing) research into the trauma responses of (unexpected) grief.

The participants (the ones seen in the video) all lost a parent at a young age; they were asked to make poetic gestures and create images; that represented their grief and stories of ‘encountering death’.

The audio used, consists of letters I wrote to “death”. These letters are also included in my MA thesis.

The work: ‘Yours, Death’ is a video installation at Haven Festival IJmuiden (2024), in which the audience is taken in theatrical flight to a place of active grief. Real lavender plants placed inside the installation; accompanied the text and gave a more sensorial experience to the viewers. The audience walked around the container with wireless headphones, so they could fully emerge themselves with the audio.

One of the two videos, featured at the installation.