Lidewij Kalfsterman

Project: Look, a human being!

Lidewij is an observer of human behaviour. She observes people in public spaces and sees how they communicate with one another. She used to be a zookeeper. That is where she learned to look closely to what body language can tell us. When she has difficulties in understanding her fellow species she tries to read their bodies as if they were animals from a different kind. Lidewij wants her viewers to take another look at their fellow man. By letting them have a more conscious look she hopes to create more understanding and wonder for their own species.

Thesis: Let's have another look at each other

I’m an observer of human behaviour. I observe people in public spaces and watch how they move around and communicate with one another. In my final project I observe people in the streets. My thesis "Let's have another look at each other" served to support this final project. It's a theoretical research about human behaviour in public space and other artists who work in public space.