Umanoove / Didy Veldman
The Room

 
Photo: Umanoove / Didy Veldman's latest performance 'The Knot' by photographer Chris Nash.

Photo: Umanoove / Didy Veldman's latest performance 'The Knot' by photographer Chris Nash.

 

Addressing the effect of social globalisation on our emotional state and being, research for The Room draws on Didy Veldman’s experience working away from home and family and touches on feelings of loneliness and alienation. Didy wishes to investigate how, in a world where hotels, airplanes and trains become de facto homes, we can hide behind work and social media, avoid confrontation with others and ourselves, and create a new dynamic in which identity, self- worth and relationships are all questioned. With diminishing importance attached to the rites and rituals associated with home and family, what is the effect on our sense of belonging?

 

A video of the last work for Umanoove/Didy Veldman 'The Knot