In this online exhibition of eight 'The Essential' video portraits we focus on "Colourful people".
Characteristic stories that everyone can relate to. About love and pain, worries and happiness, loss and longing. Personal storytelling that moves the mind.
YangHong Kong, China
“I called out: 'Grandma?' She reacted really slowly. Her mind was wandering. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.”
“Young men who went to the cities brought into the village shining cars, which the elders couldn't provide. They lost respect for the elderly.”
“I keep listening to this song...because I am thinking of him all day.” When a woman loves she loves for real..
“The leading ladies on stage always looked beautiful. But believe me, the greatest woman to me is always my mother.”
“There is a ceaseless conflict inside of me between my reason and my emotion, my head and my heart. I now know that my heart is much stronger than my head.”
“Lots of stories are not told, lived experiences are not shared. I see the body as an archive of memories.”
MannaHeerenveen, the Netherlands
“Fancy is a male bird and I am his partner. Rainbow lorikeets bond for life. He only accepts me and rejects all female parrots.”
“Walking home I often passed the house of a prostitute who looked like me. We had the same hair colour; her eyes were similar to mine. I began to think she could be my mom.”