Lindy HengstNew Design & Attitudes Breda
The Act of Greeting
Themes Book / Print, Film, Performance
The Act of Greeting is a performance where I reveal the oddness and beauty of our greetings, focused on the gestures.Our greetings are like little routines, mini performances we all do. We may not give them much thought initially, but it’s in these small acts that we signal the fact that we don’t mean any harm to others. They play an important part in our daily interactions. I want the audience to look again at the things we find ordinary. Because we often hardly notice these things, even though they have the most meaning in our lives. This gave me the idea to create a stage in which I could visualize specific parts of the body and isolate the movements. As a result, these small signals become visible.