Ik ben de dochter van mijn vader (I am my father's daughter)
When you speak to me, you are not looking at me. But I recognize myself in you. You look down or into the distance. You close your eyes, but in the silence, you speak to me. I am observing you.
Ik ben gedoemd in spiegels te kijken of jij moet naar mij kijken (I am condemned to look into mirrors unless you look at me)
Prejudices about appearance have a great impact. In this essay, I started to write from personal encounters with the gaze of The Other. I try to look at ways in which I, as a human being and as an artist, behave because of racism and discrimination.