i am yours (2017)

Participatory Performance by Sven Signe den Hartogh
Hosted by the Van Abbemuseum

For a few years now I’ve been active in visual-arts such as photography and painting but for a long time it felt like I was missing something, as if I lost connection with humanity.
Therefor I decided to do my first participatory performance in order to connect more with humans on a deeper level:

In this performance I invited random visitors of the museum to join me for a 1 on 1 conversation in which I started by reading them a letter in which I told them about my past, struggles and relatively short life. 
I ended the letter with the question if they recognised certain elements from their own life or if they would like to share something with me.

This created beautiful and heartwarming conversations, showing that others are willing to help you in the proces of healing and hopefully this will help you recover from a trauma, problem or thought.

The idea behind is that I want to show people how powerful human interaction can be and that we are all one, no matter our gender, skin, appearance or inward problems.
— Sven Signe den Hartogh