Malou van Doormaal | Artist with social background
HOW CAN WE MAKE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PEOPLE MORE SUSTAINABLE?
Malou van Doormaal challenges the status quo by making absurd and poëtic situations. As an artist with a background in social work, most works involve interaction with people to question the usual within communities.
As a group of privileged professionals, we travel by train to a conference on sustainability. It is logical to focus on the material world, mainly designed as a disposable society. But how sustainable are our social contacts? Who benefits from who? What is the role of money in the interaction with a waiter, train guard or cleaner?
I'm going to investigate how we can make these temporary contacts more sustainable. What is needed? Where are the tensions? And do we actually want that?
During the workshop we look back to the trip and try to learn from what happened. After that we will do a live intervention at the Festival.