Almostnaked Binsar Pandjaitan

 

2017

To have a body, one must learn the way to be seen. To have a voice, one must learn a way to be heard. In this work the way the artist presents herself to the audience is through her voice.

To be able to connect with people is one of arts occupation and how this connection is made is for each artist different.

I sing a “Wienerlied” from 1933 that tells a story of difficult times but in a very good spirit. I sing in a dress, a “Tracht” that is dipped in plaster and drops until it gets hard and becomes a sculpture in my body. Breasts exposed; voice loud and clear as I sing. The dress becomes hard and it is not a dress anymore but a hard shield, that “protects” me, that hides and shows me, a stranger, an outsider that carries a message and delivers it in such a way.