Joan Somers Donnelly, You and Me

master beeldende kunsten
autonome vormgeving
Mentoren / Mentors:
a. Heike b. Langsdorf
a. Sébastien b. Hendrickx

Dad has discovered Marina Abramovic. He tells me a story about how she got into performance art as a teenager, after a partisan friend of her father’s set a gasoline-soaked canvas on fire in front of her and told her it was a sunset. I tell him one too, about her and Ulay and the Great Wall of China. He is in Marlay park in Dublin when I get through to him on the phone, trying to get his 10,000 steps in. The doctors told him this week that Marty can’t go home anymore. That he won’t be able to live on his own again, that he just isn’t able for it. It was a shock at first he said, I think he was a bit depressed about it, but today he sounds almost upbeat. Marty won’t mind, he says, because he has been more detached recently, abstracted from himself. It is a strange concept, being abstracted from oneself. Sad and appealing and impossible to grasp, all at the same time.

You and Me is a platform for experiments in collaboration, departing from one-on-one encounters with family, friends, acquaintances and strangers.

Dad has discovered Marina Abramovic. He tells me a story about how she got into performance art as a teenager, after a partisan friend of her father’s set a gasoline-soaked canvas on fire in front of her and told her it was a sunset. I tell him one too, about her and Ulay and the Great Wall of China. He is in Marlay park in Dublin when I get through to him on the phone, trying to get his 10,000 steps in. The doctors told him this week that Marty can’t go home anymore. That he won’t be able to live on his own again, that he just isn’t able for it. It was a shock at first he said, I think he was a bit depressed about it, but today he sounds almost upbeat. Marty won’t mind, he says, because he has been more detached recently, abstracted from himself. It is a strange concept, being abstracted from oneself. Sad and appealing and impossible to grasp, all at the same time.

You and Me is a platform for experiments in collaboration, departing from one-on-one encounters with family, friends, acquaintances and strangers.