TRY DIFFERENT KEYWORDS
In this project we are portraying people –both: visually and poetically– who are living a non-normative life outside metropolitan areas.
To find them we are following analogue paths – one visit often leads to a recommendation, which opens up another new contact.
This analogue way of local networking is placed diametrical against the growing digitalisation and virtualisation of the world.
With our project and by portaying all these special people we want to turn the phrase ‚the exception proves the rule‘ around and show that ‚the rule cannot exist without the exception‘.
We want to show that harmonious communities cannot function without ‚the other‘, want to connect those others and show them as the cement of the community.
2015 a new part of the project took place under the title Probeer andere zoektermen in the Dutch city of Nijmegen. This time the project was associated with an Artist in Residency and involved an interdisciplinary exchange with the Institute for Gender Studies of the Radboud University, several workshops, lectures and a master class at the University, collaborations with citizens of Nijmegen and pop-up performances in the city and exhibitions at 8 different places all over the city.
We hope to continue with a new edition of the –ongoing, yet evolving and changing– project under the name try different keywords in 2016 in the United States of America.