Dancing my rainbow serpent / How to awaken shake in me


Metro Waterlooplein Amsterdam, 2019                                                                        foto: Yafit Taranto

This durational work with the working tile ‘Dancing My Rainbow Serpent’ / How To Awaken Shakti In Me – a solo/ a duo’ is the ongoing preparation for WARM BLOODED a solo / a duo. It is under construction since 2017, when I inherited a huge pile of wool from 2 ladies, both born in 1929, one in Germany, the other one in the Netherlands. The idea of creating a solo/duo for a woman and a snake came to me soon after and touched me deeply. Since than I keep on developing the concept while I am knitting the snake.

In ongoing circles.

It makes sense to me, that this creation needs time, and also that it is an intimate process of ‘giving birth’ to that creature, that started as a tail, became a cocon en now develops into a serpent. I mostly knit on my own. In be tween I wanna touch ground by processing it in the outside world, so I am knitting on different locations and with different costumes and masks (until I can be naked with it 😉 )

Open Ateliers, Pakhuis Wilhelmina, Amsterdam,  2018


Jetlag Festival, ADM Amsterdam, 2018