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.