Life After A Bicycle Accident
Two screen video installation, 2017, 31 minutes, English subtitles.
Hands play a piano. The main character comes into the picture. He says: 'There is the story that you don't want it to have happened.' While his voice further explains what did happen to him, we see two images side by side. The man wakes up on a mattress on the floor (filmed in ’night shot’), he climbs into a wheelchair, washes his long blond hair. Meanwhile, he is seen in the complementary image. He tells of Lucie, a French speaking Canadian girl with whom he shortly before the accident had married. They had spent the night before his fall in an abandoned orchard,where she had stated that this was the best time of her life. He then talks about the divorce thereafter. And about the treatment by outsiders. He gives examples. His piano playing comes in violently, and when the anger has cooled down and the sound dies away, he confesses: "I did it myself too." He behaved in the same way toward people with other disabilities. He talks energetically and with self-
JAAP DE RUIG
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