Myrte Vandeweerd & Vitja Pauwels
  • Première 27/05/2020 20:00
    Zuidpool, Antwerpen


Myrte Vandeweerd & Vitja Pauwels

Inside out
  • © Annelies Vancraeynest
    © Annelies Vancraeynest
  • © Vandeweerd & Pauwels
    © Vandeweerd & Pauwels

What you see outside of a person is often not what’s happening inside. Strong expectations of success in our present-day society repress any form of failure, leading to a widespread climate of very stressful people suffering from burnout, depression, panic disorders and dissatisfaction. A lot of young people have difficulties to keep their head up nowadays. Because it’s still very taboo for the outside world, it is time to open up the taboos by having conversations with (young) people, to raise awareness about this sensitive matter through art.

Myrte: ‘Since I struggled with panic attacks myself last year, I feel very connected to this topic. What struck me the most is that these feelings came seemingly out of nowhere, without specific cause or indication’.

In this project, we deal with the deepest and darkest emotions that arise from panic disorders. With the use of shadows, blurry images, rare movements and contrasts we try to create an honest and genuine piece of work, that reflect personal experiences with messages of social relevance.


VAN & MET Myrte Vandeweerd & Vitja Pauwels
VISUALS Lucas Lebrun