My Self, the Bladder (2018)

The work ‘My Self, the Bladder’ is the fourth part of my on-going research series about the Self and the identification process. For this work I am questioning the convention of the body and its self-evidence by researching my inner world and the different I’s hidden within. During the live performance I get in dialogue with another ‘I’ that lives inside my inner world at that specific moment, the Bladder. One of my extremely vocal, internal ‘selves’ is the bladder. I discovered that during the research process of My Self, the Body, the third part of the ‘My Self’ series. I investigate primary life inside me through audio.

With two constructed micro phonic stethoscopes I do a thorough investigation for ‘My Self, the Bladder’ from me to another me by a different me, without using computers or software.


Aftermovie of the entire The Living Museum Counterwave (exclusive SXSW event) organized in Amsterdam:

© Photos performance at Vertoon by Esmay Wagemans
© Video edit by Lisette Ros. Video recordings by Ashley Kruishaar
© Photos performance at Counterwave with Westergasfabriek, New Dutch Wave and the Living Museum by Joris Bruring
© Lisette Ros