EVA's 3 attempts on mental health
3 days performance, 21-23 July, 2022
Part of: Parksessies, Haarlem
Day 1: EVA being an object
Day 2: EVA being a rocket
Duration: 4 times 13 min.
Day 3: EVA being in conversation
During the 1st day EVA executed 4 different performances multiple times with 4 different objects of emergency: Twirl, crushed cola-can, broken signal light & lighthouse from lego. Ranging in time from 3 till 12 min. she stood at different locations of the outdoor festival on a small wooden box. A series of attemtps to master the twirls, balance on 1 foot and hold a heavy object for as long as possible, while keeping the lego lighthouse in 1 piece.
During the 2nd day EVA exectued her performance EVA being a rocket on different locations of the festival. From being stuck in a carpet to flying amongst the stars and planting her mentalhealth flag on the new world, with this performance creating a temporary free space in the public domain, funny, physical and personal.
During the 3rd and last day EVA walked, ran and crawled around the terrain with an enormous white balloon: sometimes being in conflict with it, then playing with it, then simply accepting its presence. During this physical exercise she talked with the visitors about pain diagnosis.
To see video fragments of the performance CLICK here.
Photo credits: Joris Koptod Nioky & Rob van Ouwekerk