Two bodies intertwined, arms around the shoulders, legs entangled, faces close. It’s both the image of an embrace and of wrestling.
Looking at the world around me, I constantly find myself trying to name what I see, what happens, what is felt, why one thing follows another, and what that means. This tendency to define makes myself and the world around me clear and understandable.
I only need to blink my eyes and the images I constructed have already transformed. Realities seem ever-changing. As an artist, I explore how to shift our focus on static certainty to embracing entanglement and relativity.
Within the grey zone between theater and visual arts, I’ve been researching the relational dynamics between actor and spectator. Starting from the question ‘Who am I in relation to my surroundings?’, I analyse physical and social spaces and constellations. The codes in these ‘spaces’ have a significant influence on the way we move, relate, position, and present ourselves. By framing and reframing, we alter our perspective and perception of the world around us. Returning this gaze, visual and physical performances and installations emerge.
Sam Scheuermann (1994, Tilburg) graduated in 2017 as a director at the Academy of Performative Arts Maastricht and has since then researched, developed and presented her work in various contexts.www.samscheuermann.com