Ten Hands

Ten Hands 2012

HD video on loop, no audio, 3:55” variable dimensions

Ten Hands is a video choreography of five people of various ages, three women and two men. They look directly at the viewer. Alternately a head falls on a chest, two hands take the face and put it back upright. The head always falls and it is always put upright again. Due to the minimalist setting, the human condition is magnified monumentally, as unembellished as possible.

 “This work is about profound struggle. To try again and again, fail, find ones courage and start over. Whatever happens.”

Performers: Anne van Balen, Thijs Bloothoofd, Fried Mertens, Nathalie Smoor, Johanna van Steen
Editing and camera: Magda Augusteijn

Photos: Gert Jan van Rooij