MY SELF

The My Self series is an ongoing research into the Self and the identification process. It started with the first part titled My Self, the Fetus in 2015 for which I started with researching the well-known convention of “just being yourself.” In Dutch we always say “gewoon lekker jezelf zijn.” But what does that actually mean and contain, being yourself?

From this moment on I started an in depth research into the Self and the identification process, by using my own body as a tool. This sequence now exists of five parts deriving from each other. I still perform all my pieces, as the process is the work.

This series now exists out of five parts:
1. ‘My Self, the Fetus’ (2015)
2. ‘My Self, the Other’ (2017)
3. ‘My Self, the Body’ (2018)
4. ‘My Self, the Bladder’ (2018).
5. ‘My Self, the (First) Breath’ (2021).

© Lisette Ros