Does a Lamb Stray Like a Lion?
(2019 - now)
Love has brought me to Poland and into a family of
boys. ‘Does a Lamb Stray Like a Lion?’ is an attempt to
understand what it means to grow up without a father
figure in a country where masculinity is the biggest
religion. Growing up without male influence myself, we are
connected by abscene. This project is a dialogue between
me and three brothers who all are in very different stages
of their lives. Jan (22), Józef (12) and Jeremi (2) take me on
board as we discover this complex thing called manhood.
Sinking and swimming between what is expected and
what is desired, we meet.
The project has been shown during the graduation festival
at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in the form of
an installation and also has been translated into a self-
made publication. And has also been on show at The
Melkweg Expo in Amsterdam.
(2017 - now)
Over the past decades, feminist movements around the globe have made it possible for more women to enter domains that were originally considered masculine. As a feminist I wonder: do we give men equal chances to liberate themselves when it comes to embracing vulnerability and feminity? With my 'ADAM' project I'm trying to question the alpha male stereotype that is put up on men by popular culture and try offer a new way of representation.
The Memories Hide Like a Shadow in My Brain
Research suggests that for some their childhood trauma is so distressing that in order to protect itself, the brain subjugates or represses the memory of it. This is called childhood amnesia. This state of mind does not only repress the traumatic events but it totally blocks people from remembering the simplest things of their childhood. This is me putting the pieces of the puzzle back together and reconstruct these lost memories.
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