make me think us
MAKE ME THINK US
a performance by Steffi Mennen, 2019
They look at us
Wondering why we are
Wondering how you and I
MAKE ME THINK US is a performance duet in which two performers internalize the most outward layer of one's identity: clothing. Putting on different clothing items on the same body creates differences is one's being. An outfit changers your state and your presence. One can disappear and an other can stand out, all depending on the clothing they wear.
Clothes get at target audience when fabricated. They are often specifically made either for kids, for women, men, youngster, elderly... Within MAKE ME THINK US the performers create personae for clothing items that do not necessarily stroke with what society would imprint on those clothes.
What is the meaning of clothing? A wardrobe is build on choices made by the we are. How are those clothes chosen? By color, shape, size, brand, target audience? The performers start playing with these choices. What happens when you wear something that was not made for you?
MAKE ME THINK US is an exploration of two individuals pushing the bondarken of clothing and an invitation to use your own outside layer to look into your deepest self.
directed by Steffi Mennen
performed by, Jacopo Buccino + Steffi Mennen
created with, Kosta Bogoievski + Jacopo Buccino
concept, Steffi Mennen + Pieter Desmet
movement assistant, Machias Bosschaerts
dramaturgy, Coco-Noemí Jiménez
thanks to, Herman Van Drie
with the support of, CC De Warandepoort
residencies, _PLEK + Het Oude Badhuis + Campo Victoria
MAKE ME THINK US is part of the online archive of Platform In De Maak