Carnaval; danse pandémique is personal reflection of the Corona pandemic times that seem to be in the past, but are still influencing our day to day lives. The work refers to the celebration of Carnaval and to the Danse Macabre during the pest plagues in the Middle Ages.
The work can be a starting point for meaningful conversations leading to more insight, understanding, empathy and processing.
The art installation Carnaval; danse pandémique consists of 2 movies (made in collaboration with William Pennings) that are presented in a household setting (a living room) and a small dancefloor.
It portrays the daily lives of 11 Dutch ‘household bubbles’ during the lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The work is made in 2020-2023 following the corona rules that applied at the time. It was shown for the first time at HOK Gallery, Den Haag (17-2 till 4-3 ’23)