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I’ve lost a lot in 2016: a fiancé, my cat, a grandmother, a house by the sea full of memories, my twenties, a mentor, my favorite actress, my favorite playwright, a producer, a friend, a healer, a fantasy. Collectively we have lost: David Bowie, Prince, Chantal Akerman, George Michael, Leonard Cohen, Elie Wiesel, Muhammad Ali, Shimon Peres, Billy Paul, Abbas Kiarostami, Fidel Castro, Edward Albee, Ronit Elkabetz. (I might forget someone and I’m also purposely leaving some names out, because if I’m honest with myself I was not familiar with their work for real, until I heard they past away.) We also lost hope and got president Trump and Brexit. In Brussels in 2016, our subway and airport exploded and we lost a basic feeling of safety and trust. In the future. In our “leaders”. In our neighbors. That everything is and will kind of be ok.
During this first residency in 2017 for a new project, I would like to explore something I have found during this year: The book “beautiful losers” by Leonard Cohen and Elizabeth’s Ward dance as a partner to what I write and translate. We will also explore the mythological figure of “the Phoenix”, “Care of the Self and the Will to Freedom” by Michel Foucault and his study of “Parrhesia”, spatialize a new text I started writing entitled “The angry piece” inspired by paintings of Louise Fishman and speak a lot about love, because Elizabeth and I always do.
Concept & development: Nathalie Rozanes - residency support workspacebrussels (Brussels)
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