Time Capsule is a series of drawings. The time is the length, the physical distances to my children are melted in form, in a perceived pattern, the drawing itself.
I navigate within my different time capsules through the days, weeks, months and the changes of life with children. Every drawing of the time capsule serie takes one moment which has become my schedule and routine for a specific amount of time. When I started the series I had an art residency in the Swiss mountains while my children, 2 and 5 years old, stayed in town.
STRING GAME (former: Himmel und Hölle)
Amsterdam 2017, for Mothers In Arts at artist-run space Goleb
Before String game I started with the Time Capsule drawings in which I tried to trace the moments of physical distance and the returns to my children with respect to the time limits I had. After moving beyond the stage of toddlers the attempt to draw a day on paper gained other forms and structures. A repeating rhythm though still occurred with these flowering lines. My interest lies now in transferring the relationship of a child with the parent in a three-dimensional space.
I ask the performers to draw with the help of a cord their distance – closeness relationship in space. The cord defines the absolute extension of distance and functions as a drawn trace and connection in space. I want to visualize this distance and the togetherness on one spot, captured once with the option to be in continuos change during the performance time. The performers are of all ages and different family constellations.