My interest is best described by the notions of participatory experiences, meaningful play, co-authorship, community art and artistic research.
My practice is informed by elements of psychotherapy – especially art and drama therapy, aspects of cultural anthropology, namely experimental ethnography and anthropology of religion, experiential pedagogy and theatre in education.
Thus turning the space of the performance into a third space: a place between reality and fiction that reflects on the shared reality of their makers, the participants creating it.
This interest sprung from my filmmaking practice as my focus shifted from the finished film towards the process of rehearsals with actors, the performativity of the way roles are formed during the process within these transitional spaces, that no camera could really capture.
I believe that such experience must be emancipated and made excessive to everyone, without any prerequisite of being a trained actor. I create my work with “untrained” participants in mind, thus I like to build up an arc within them that takes the participants from more mundane, familiar activities and transports them to a more open state of mind that enables them to collectively perform an embodied experience.