My Self, the Other (2017)

My Self, the Other 

Live-audio-performance + podcasts
No visuals – as part of the concept
Duration: 3 hours – 48 hours

The My Self series is an ongoing research about the Self and the identification process. ‘My Self, the Other’ derived of my earlier work ‘My Self, the Fetus’ (2015).

During the research I noticed that the other’s sight is currently mainly hidden in the smartphone we are all too attached to these days: through social media and the constant bombardment of images we are confronted with every day, one’s own autonomous voice is forced into the background.

This work questions and challenges the forceful view of the other by using my own voice. During the live performance my thought process is broadcasted for an undefined period of time by using a smart phone, exactly that in which the other voice(s) is hidden. It is an attempt to reclaim the machine. Thoughts are ventilated about the present context at that exact moment. Where does the other’s voice begin and our own voice end?

My Self, the Other aspires to intervene in the abundant presence of the other’s voice. It is an attempt to reconquer and rediscover the autonomous voice.

Afterwards, audio podcasts are developed. Listen to two of them below.

Surroundings podcast [listened live by the spectators turned into participants in the installation/human sculpture underneath]:

Toilet podcast:


Click on this link to find out more about my 5-day residency at De Torenkamer Amsterdam.

installation view of My Self, the Other  installation view of My Self, the Other at VondelCS, Amsterdam  installation view with spectators of My Self, the Other at VondelCS, Amsterdam 

 installation view of My Self, the Other podcast in the toilets at VondelCS, Amsterdam
i-D article in my installation My Self, the Other - ik ga hier nu gewoon liggen.i-D Magazine interviewed the curator Aynouk Tan and me about the exhibition and my work ‘INTERVENING AUDIO SPACE: My Self, The Other’. Read the entire article here.

© Lisette Ros