De Reiger 2019

De Reiger


My inspiration for the new piece comes from the bird, the heron. When I first moved to Amsterdam, to the Jerusalem neighbourhood in Frankendael, I was struck by the way in which these incredible waterbirds, slender in shape, would stand outside the doors of the tiny houses like spirits. I imagined that they were birds from the other world awaiting ghosts from inside the houses, to take them on a short journey like chauffeurs for the souls. The piece is based on the movement of the bird’s wings as it takes flight towards the sunset.