I use my own body to press the fact that altough these actions feel very far from us and as a society we all feel not responisble, in fact we are responseble. For this triptych I selected three videos which form the installation Thirst together. They will be shown on separate screens in a loop. Because of the different durations of the video's the combination of events will slightly change.

I wonder wheter things are still the same at the core nowadays. Bizarre regulations, extreme pressure by the market whichs makes small family farms bankrupt and making it harder and harder to do things better. Dairy farmer Johan Koot and pig farmer Elly Michiels-Fleuren had to serve King Hans Bosklopper. As his servants in half an hour they took 62 plates to the table of'AVG' (potato- vegetable-meat) becoming more and more unrecognizable.

This repetitive act was emphasized by the song "Daar kwam een muis gelopen", with an long repetition of a food chain. About the mouse, rat, cat, dog, stick, water, fire, cow, butcher, noose and the mouse again.

Ending with the completely sweaty and dictated-around farmers and a king who could not eat more. Poor artists enjoyed the remaining food the king would nog eat.

Inspiration for the performance:
Tommy nr 2
Ireland 2016

I see nothing but cages
And I only dream fences
Photogramms 18 - 24 cm
April 2016

365. Those with walls are powerfull people
Series of 7 prints dry point
May 2016

"Where they burn books, they will also burn people." Heinrich Heine.

-Video fragment-
(one minute of combined video)

The installation consists of three videos, Thirst (11:34 min), Foddering (2:58 min and Expanding pig (0:54 min) which playfully research our consumer society in a performative way.

Flirting with themes as exhaustion, imprisonment, unequal power relations and even assault in a imaginative and free way, I like to reflect on myself and society. I use my experiences working in a delicatessen store, stories about the elite and dehumanizing practices towards animals like producing foie gras. I like the ideas to become physical and use body laguage and the language of materials to communicate.

De koning (The king)
Performance Festival The Hague This is live!
-Documentation video- -Pictures-
Pictures are made by Performance site The Hague
July 2017

If you won't buy the cow,
what can one feed him?

Haven't we all forgotten
to pay the farmer too?

Thousand years ago farmers were surpressed into paying to much wage on their harvest. I grew up with the stories about brave farmers armed with pitchforks, marching to the castle. Or had to work at the mines to survive.


- Tableware

- The Echo
- King/farmer
- Let us toast
- Ode to sea
- Snow white
- Portraits
- At the table
- Walls/towers



© Linde Gadellaa