Visting K21 museum in Düsseldorf.
Where does your privateness begin and end and why?
The moment I feel different opinions are turned on me and end the moment people start accepting me just as I am. It is my space and only I should decide what I want and not others. Evelyn
It begins when the umbilical cord was cut from my mum and ends hmmm I don’t know, may be all this is private. Faraz
When I take time for myself and it ends when I’ve saved enough energy to share with others; it is my ritual of rejuvenation. Vanessa
My room begins and ends on stage, no one sees what happens in my room but when I step on stage I let myself go. Samira
It starts with meditation when I wake up and ends with meditation when I have to go to bed, it helps me to be in a good mood. Roanito
If private were a space, how would it look and why?
A box, it contains all my inner thoughts. Samira
A shrine, it’s the space where the chief priest communicates with the oracles on behalf of the community. Bokorvi
Streams, just like birds, streams have their own range in space to flow freely without any hesitations. Evelyn
Spaceship, I like to cruise. Akambo
An artist studio, people go there to express their talents through artistic means. Bannerman
If »Private« were a voice what voice will it be and why?
It would be the voice of silence, in this state all you are is dead to your physical environment, the only voice you hear is within. Seyram
Thunderous voice, its source is not certain but its results are. Akambo
Birds, I feel they have the freedom to sing in their own space without having to seek anyone’s permission. Evelyn
A still, small voice, it’s what I prefer, to me private isn’t loud, being loud means exposed. Alfred
A pop, it is spontaneous. Semera
If private were a movement what movement would it be and why?
Air, air moves everywhere and yet nobody can see it, just like my space I can be everywhere and still have my privacy. Wonder
Poking one’s head between one’s thigh. It’s uncomfortable for the back while your face is hidden from everything and everyone including your own insecurity. Ato
Closing my eye, if I close my eyes I have time to think of me. Manuela
A meditation position, you don’t move, you remain peaceful and get refreshed by being still and focused. Roanito
What is private to you and why?
Thoughts in my head, its silence is the reason people still smile at me. Akambo
Private is setting a frame to be completely myself. Vanessa
Family, they make me happy and bring out the energy in me. Bannerman
Spending time alone, to receive more energy to heal myself. Roanito
It’s something I own, it’s part of my existence. Gerret
My bank account, every cent belongs to me and I worked hard for it. Aaron
My space, it allows me to create and feel peaceful even in the mist of a crowd. Wonder
My nightmares, I remember most of them, but I wouldn’t know how to explain them and I don’t want to. Manuela
What is ownership to you and why?
Ownership to me is having total control of who you are and who you wish to be. To live in a society where a group of selected few decides who we are supposed to be, I don’t support this. We are spiritual beings and we are light. Jesaya
Ownership means property in a form of entitlement. It enables me to decide, to grow and/or to improve. Helena
Ownership is freedom to me, when I’m aware of my own responsibility towards my happiness then I can be my true self. Melissa
Ownership is when something belongs to me by right, only I can manage how to use this something. NBC
Having a sense of belonging and taking responsibility. It’s important for me to decide what I want to do and which direction I need to go. Chantell
Ownership to me is in being a dancer, so I own my body in every way and space. West
If ownership were a voice what would it be and why?
Bass voice. Thick, strong, overbearing, but at the same time so pleasant when accompanying others to create harmony. Cecilia
Screaming, it creates a sense of awareness, either something is going wrong somewhere or I want attention. West
Rain drops. Starting small then drop by drop flowing, taking full control. Justina
Trumpet. The singular sound of the trumpet ahead of a band creates attention and awareness. This resonates ownership. Gift
Debate. I am the one giving my own opinion and I am representing a single voice. I own it. Helena
If ownership were a movement, what would it be and why?
A black fist thrusting itself up into the air. This represents the right of freedom, owning your black identity and owning your culture. Aaron
Legs crossed with eyes closed. This movement allows me to be quiet and control my mind or silence the mind. Jesaya
Me about to kiss another person. Kissing allows me to create my own space and to take responsibility. Dena
A salute by a solider, to salute is a form of respect, agreement and power and I see this with ownership. Toivo
A grounding dance, like squatting, to feel secure and to have control in all of your decisions you will need to be grounded. Justina