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  Willem
 
  2018, film, 10 minutes



Willem sat on one of the benches in the citycenter of Doetinchem,The Netherlands. All pedestrians passing by in the city were in different ways touched by his presence. He got a lot of attention from people and it made many uncomfortable. People would kick him, shake his hand, ignore him, touch him or comfort him. Whenever you saw him, Willem would always be in a different position. It seemed like he had come to life.


Intrigued by the reactions this work evoked I noticed the way people and environments can transform a lifeless object into something that seems to transcend itself. The performative doll playfully invites you to wonder about the meaning of this lone little man sitting on a bench in the shopping district of the city centre.

Willem, film still, 2018

                                                                                                                    

Willem, film still, 2018



Willem, film still, 2018