By employing film and photographic sequences, artist Sanne van den Elzen reflects on the underlying suspense related to the rules, roles, and patterns of our non-verbal behaviour.
In Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days, she takes a closer look at the manner in which we greet one another—perhaps the most universal gesture of all. What happens if we misinterpret our counterpart’s gestures? What role does intimacy play in possible misconceptions? For instance, when the lens zooms in on the Dutch formality of three kisses on the cheeks, one might begin to wonder about the elasticity of one’s comfort zone. Sanne van den Elzen takes the viewer along in her playful visual research method focussing on the intervals and the interspaces of the visual choreography that is the art of the gesture.