Chasing Your Own Shadow , VanAbbeMuseum, Eindhoven, 2014
Performative workshop, monitor with video Chasing My Own Shadow, vinyl wall text, copies of a text

In the video, a hand tries to trace its own shadow: As the hand constantly moves, the shadow moves too. There are certain moments when the line of the pencil meets the shadow, leaving unsolved who was there first, who chased whom; the shadow or the hand.

I shared this experience during the performative workshop Chasing Your Own Shadow at the Van Abbemuseum, 2014.
During the day of the opening of the show Using the Museum - at the VanAbbeMuseum, Eindhoven - link is here I led the performative workshop Chasing Your Own Shadow.
There, I suggested the tracing of one’s own shadow as a metaphor for questions of identity and difference for a museum public. I invited them to participate in this public exercise and meanwhile listen to me reciting a speculative letter. I tried to initiate a dialogue in the museum about identity politics in several ways: Internal in the minds of the participants triggered by my thoughts and the exercise itself, and afterwards in the
communal conversation.

Did this format hold the complexities of the topic or did it affirm the construction of identity and otherness?

sunny side of .... from annekeingwersen on Vimeo.

Chasing Your Own Shadow , VanAbbeMuseum, Eindhoven, 2014
Performative workshop, monitor with video Chasing My Own Shadow, vinyl wall text, copies of a text

In the video, a hand tries to trace its own shadow: As the hand constantly moves, the shadow moves too. There are certain moments when the line of the pencil meets the shadow, leaving unsolved who was there first, who chased whom; the shadow or the hand.

I shared this experience during the performative workshop Chasing Your Own Shadow at the Van Abbemuseum, 2014.
During the day of the opening of the show Using the Museum - at the VanAbbeMuseum, Eindhoven - link is here I led the performative workshop Chasing Your Own Shadow.
There, I suggested the tracing of one’s own shadow as a metaphor for questions of identity and difference for a museum public. I invited them to participate in this public exercise and meanwhile listen to me reciting a speculative letter. I tried to initiate a dialogue in the museum about identity politics in several ways: Internal in the minds of the participants triggered by my thoughts and the exercise itself, and afterwards in the
communal conversation.

Did this format hold the complexities of the topic or did it affirm the construction of identity and otherness?

sunny side of .... from annekeingwersen on Vimeo.