«We live in a world in which the security of the individual is dictated to us in a direct and authoritarian way: no swimming, no climbing, no closing of doors,area under video surveillance….
Certain behaviours have been categorized as «risky» and unproductive to society, and are therefore prohibited.The individual’s ability to discern is dismissed, there is no trust in his or her ability to know what is or is not suitable for his or her abilities.
With Take Care ofYourself,I wanted to question this limit of personal risk-taking, by presenting perilous actions that a man undertakes of his own accord. I also wanted to create a piece in which the audience feels included. He and I together in the same game. Games inspired by popular games – such as drinking games – where tension is created by the fact that the result of the action is unknown to everyone.
Neither the audience nor I know what happens next. Se- veral devices follow one another throughout the piece, each one allowing the audience to project a result, to imagine an outcome, posi- tive or not, thus keeping it in continuous ten- sion.»