Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by abnormally increased
sweating. It can be associated with a quality of life burden
from a psychological, emotional and social
perspective. Some call it 'the silent
handicap'. Within the performance "Hyperhidrosis" this flaw is put on a
pedestal in order to be identified, discussed
and reviewed on a visual and acoustic level and furtheron to be shared
with others within the frame of one-to-one performances. For people who
suffer with a Hyperhidrosis it is
extremely unpleasant to hold hands with others and exactly this
happens in the performance. The act of holding hands is in the centre. The fear of contact is left behind.
The not-perfect can be shared. This certain touch creates a deep
intimacy. The intensity of this almost sacred act is used intentionally
in order to drive things to a head.
Certain undertones of self-irony and the wipping up of emotions create
a situation, where the performance is leading itself ad absurdum in a
lovingly and humorous way without
undermining the issue.