A Pool Without a Rim
Trough this project the idea of stability its explored as both a sociological and a psychological concept, particularly pertinent at this moment when our stability is under siege. This work produced at Hotel Maria Kapel looks at “the unexpected”; input that destabilises our known codes and allows new situations, skills and perspectives to arise - something we are all living through in the time of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Suddenly, we have all lost our footing, we are destabilized, both individually and societally, moving into the unknown, waiting out the fall.
For her new commission, Kuselman engaged with specialists in human behaviour within the social and medical sciences and locals of Hoorn (NL) who have themselves experienced being caught by the unexpected and falling through the cracks of the everyday. The research fed into the final installation and film-performance at Hotel Maria Kapel.
During the research for this project, I exchanged thoughts with different professionals about stability as flexibility, stability as a temporary state held by two forces in tension, stability as avoiding planning to not frustrate expectations or death as the only real stable moment during life. These insights culminated in the installation, and later in a film-performance ‘Falling forever: A video performance about trauma and relief’,it was premiered during the closing event this Friday 26th of February and is now available online.
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