Title: 'IN THE SKIN OF THE ......'
Year: 2003
Material: Video installation
Duration: 2 min.
Location: Amsterdam
Sound: yes

For the exhibition Polderlicht (Polderlight) artists were asked to create works of art that 'establish a relation' with the area around the Polderweg, a former gasworks site, or the people that frequent that area. For these films I chose the sanitation department, who are the most frequent user of this site. I asked them if I could join them for six weeks in their various activities involved in keeping the streets. I was often unrecognizable for the people in my own neighbourhood because of the uniform I donned. For a short period of time, I put myself in the shoes of a garbage man.