As part of the Nieuwe Makersregeling, Touki Delphine supports emerging artist Karlijn Hamer in her artistic development. Currently, Karlijn is creating her latest performance: Siriana, My Friend. She will present some first sketches at the O-Festival in Rotterdam.
In a sensory installation designed by visual artist Nieke Koek, Karlijn builds a musical dream world where she documents her connection with her childhood best friend Siriana, who has autism. Using memories from their childhood and their present-day friendship, she takes the audience into the inner world of someone with autism.
The performance brings attention to the experiences of women with autism and makes visible a perspective that is often invisible in our society.
You can find more information about Karlijn Hamer on her website.