People of Domus
In this project I collaborate with residents of Domus, a refuge of the Salvation Army in the heart of the infamous ‘Schilderswijk’ area in The Hague. Many are addicted, have committed crimes or suffer mental health problems. While popular opinion often marginalizes them, I set out to tell a different story, not of them but with them. One that speaks of optimism and opening up, creative skills and colorful thoughts. As a visual artist I create the circumstances in which they can open up and contribute. Every encounter results in a unique work, using photography, video, painting and writing.
Texts in this project were written together with Martijn Gussekloo. Unfortunately they’re only available in Dutch at the moment.