The installation Our Harmony is a result of a collaboration between me and two master students from ‘New Audiences and Innovative Practices’ (NAIP) from the conservatory: Kim Bosch and Stefan Kirschbaum. For several months NAIP students and MADtech students had been collaborating to create a one day experimental music festival that we in the end called Hotch Potch. So during this festival on May 13, 2017, many visitors were walking in and out of Our Harmony. By moving their shared position people could trigger sounds and music. Only in collaboration they could really move the music. During performances, the audience was also able to interact with live musicians, and create an atmosphere together.
For a while I am having this strong urge to be who I really am, to be authentic, to be genuine, and I want others to be like that as well. It has become an important value for me, even to the extent that I launched the website genuinehearts.net for it. But today I finished the eye-opening book “Everyone is an Artist” which shows that there is also a darker side to our modern obsession with authenticity.