Sanne Kabalt (The Netherlands)

Over the last years Sanne has been working on an extensive project on expressing illness and pain through language, gesture, movement and sound, which was also focus of her work at Rucka Artist Residency. Language has a complicated relationship with the ill. The sick long for a diagnosis, to give themselves at least something to hold on to. Yet it is precisely in naming illness that words often fall short. We have no words to encompass the transformative experience of our bodies letting us down. Much is lost in translation when trying to explain one’s bodily sensations to another human being.

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