The mask as a quote

Location: Pastoe Fabriek Utrecht
Duration: 20 minutes

To quote Walter Benjamin in his writings on Epic Theatre in Understanding Brecht:

Epic theatre does not reproduce situations, but rather reveals them. Epic theatre, which depends on interruption, is quotable in a very specific sense. The gestures used in the process of acting [must become] quotable.

I chose then, to quote my face, to interrupt its action by making a cast of it. The outcome is the extraction of a specific facial gesture. The mask, silicone and detailed replica of my face presents myself to myself at a distance. Here, above me, hangs a frozen moment in time of my physical features.