A cleaning lady in Witte Rook

Performance, installlation
- 5-23 April, 2021
- Witte Rook, Breda, The Netherlands


When I arrived at Witte Rook I decided to physically connect to the residency space by cleaning. Recently I have been inspired by a book I bought two years ago “A monk’s guide to a clean house and mind” which delivers the message that meditative quality is embedded in this mundane activity, I believe it would be a perfect time for me to practice cleaning in a place where daily cleaning is not considered my duty. By touching, wiping or washing, I have gotten to know each corner in this building much better than I did the day I arrived here.

I collected the dust in the building of Witte Rook while doing the cleaning practice during the three weeks residency.