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. It has been called by some '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 further on to be shared
with other in the frame of one-to-one performances. For people who
suffer with a Hyperhidrosis it is
extremely unpleasant to holding hands with others and exactly this
happens in the performance. The act of holding hands is in the centre.
Fear of contact are 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 lead itself ad absurdum in a
lovingly and humorous way without
undermining the issue.