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Wet Feet Will Kill You

How liveable is a world where water is always up to our ankles? 

Solo performance 'Natte Voeten zijn je Dood' performed in Worm, Rotterdam, as a part of the performance exhibition 'Dear Shapes in Space'. Through visualising different Dutch water sayings I explored the relationship and the way we as humans deal with water. Do we try to salvage as much as we can, struggle with the consequences or learn to accept the current situation? 

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Wet Feet Will Kill You, Worm,  November 2021

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Dear Shapes in Space is a performance class given by Jessica van Deursen at WDKA. The outcomes of our classes were performed in Worm on the 13th of November 2021.

Dear Shapes in Space poster, November 2021

The performance is divided in three parts with each a different Dutch saying and outfit made out of recycled objects or second-hand materials. The clothing represents a linear narrative, almost like the the past, present and future. 

Dweilen Met de Kraan Open

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Dweilen met de kraan open

Carrying a thimble to the ocean, where I stand below watering can that is showering me with water. I try desperately to catch the water before it falls with plastic cups hanging from a broken umbrella.

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Worm, November 2021

Natte Voeten Zijn Je Dood

De Laatste Druppel

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De Laatste Druppel

I am wearing a tent, which represent the destruction of homes by water and the devastating change it has on people's lives. 

Wet Feet Will Kill You,

Worm, November 2021

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Natte Voeten Zijn Je Dood

The last outfit is adapted to a future where we have to deal with the consequences of rising oceans. The clothing is fully waterproofed, but the shoes are filled with water, as in the future water will be up to our ankles. 

Wet Feet Will Kill You,

Worm, November 2021

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