Naomi Kerkhove

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Dicht bij
Intersecting visual art, textile, film and performance is the work of Naomi Kerkhove, whose practice nods to our condition humaine. With Dicht bij she tracks down the possibly captured memories of a body which has been shut down for a while. Hailing from a desire to reignite those memories, dance again and find tenderness in rehabilitation, she creates new bodies and gives them features that are absent in her own body. The puppets grow into her dance partners and prostheses that, once activated, help her to move the world and herself. Step by step she approaches the entrance of living a normal life. A mystical return covered in shamanic atmospheres; a gently suggested proximity.