A life of a storyteller is an excitement indeed:
All hidden stories I hope
once to read
ALIENS SURF TOO
An 8 minute, one-channel audio-visual installation in a tent made of different textile and paintings, connected to a performative character that appears during the opening of the exhibition and their storytelling divination
‘Alien’ belongs to a place or concept that is foreign and unknown to the person that is addressing him/her/it. The unknown is often scary; foreign is not often understood.
Furthermore, an alien is an extraterrestrial, a being so far away from our understanding that we can barely imagine its existence.
Surfing, most literally, is an act of riding a sea, ocean or river wave; balancing the fluctuating energy of a mass of moving water that is terrifying and, above all, exciting. In an extended sense, riding any
sort of wave is surfing and this act is available to everyone with the wish of battling the all-powerful waves.
Aliens Surf Too is a collection of narratives, intended to always come into existence through different episodes. Each episode presents one character that, among all else, tells the story of their home, their kind and their role in this world. Although they are creatures from different places, they are all connected through Earth being one of their destinations, a place where they decide to stop for a moment to tell their story.
The character of Astraea is presented in this video, but on some occasions it is even possible to meet her in person, with the right timing...