bergamot leather scent


text performance

The work starts with leather chaps that I’ve found in a vintage store in Brussels. They evoked memories of my grandfather, a blacksmith, and imaginative memories of my grandmother, which I’ve never met, but from whom I’ve inherited my red hair. The text takes this memory as a starting point to think about the lap as a highly connotated and gendered body part, other cavities, such as the Swiss Réduit and talks about hiding, bunkering as Swiss traits.

Performed at Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme, FR, with Dutch Art Institute.