The Heroine’s Journey of Renée van Trier

The sassy Van Trier kneads new language.
It is overwhelming, it’s a lot, it’s loud and sometimes it’s not that pretty.
A contrast falsely naïve, an intelligent mixture of creativity and madness, a true manifesto for art without inhibitions.
The fearlessness to allow silence to come forth which can be frigthening.”

What is the best thing that I love about my work? 
To feel the inner necessity to create Art and make Art

What is my idea of perfect happiness? 
Celebrate every day holidayz and take a good care of yourself, be your best friend

What is my greatest fear? 

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?
Too gone soon: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Judy Garland & Marlene Dietrich, Jean Dubuffet, Micheal Jackson
Living and inspiring: Georg Baselitz, BAST (NY), Laurie Anderson, Beatriz Ferreyra, David Lynch, Felix Kubin, Peter Fengler

What do I love most about my work? Traveling, discovering new environments, meeting beautiful people

On what occasion would I lie? 
Depends on the situation, probably once for the well-known good

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? 
Sometimes a little too much flame in the pan

What is my biggest pitfall?
Drinking too much espresso

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? 
In 2012, my first invite for a performance at the fantastic LES URBAINES in Lausanne in Switzerland.

If I could, what would I change about myself? 
Trust my inner guts, do not be afraid to make mistakes

What do I like the least about my work? The well-known obligatory declarations and statements ala Tax Authorities, and clients who wants to book you in exchange for a nice warm meal and free beers

What is my greatest achievement in work? 
Tour Solo Performance “ALL CAN BE SOFTER”

Where would I most like to live?
Someday I will settle somewhere in the south of Europe, I love the Southern European lifestyle where life and work come together and blend. Creating a resting place, a warm exotic interior that I know mostly from books. A retreat with cats for people to relax, or a cat hotel. Or Switzerland in the fresh air and with a wide horizon view!

What is my most treasured possession?
My Body Is My Temple * Take Care Of The Self

What is my most marked characteristic?
Vulnerability, Humor and Soft Punk

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? 
Secondhand Shop Goedkoop & Zo around the corner, a walk in the moorland, petting homeless cats in the catshelter

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Lunchroom Nook in Breda (NL), a nice smelling full espresso with a Sharp Sharp sweetness next to it

What books influenced my life and how?
‘Essentialism, The Disciplined Pursuit of Less’ Greg McKeown & Zen and the Art of Falling in Love´ Brenda Shoshanna

Who are my favorite writers?
Brenda Shoshanna, Austin Kleon, Sun van Meijel

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
Dubtechno of Melodic Deep House livesets

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 
Alice in Wonderland ◕‿◕

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?People who dare to show their vulnerability

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
‘A Strange Love Affair With Ego’ by Ester Gould

‘Finity Calling’ by Jasper Kuipers

‘Megan’ by Mikako Ichikawa

‘Lucky’ by John Caroll Lynch 

What role plays art in my life and work?
The Main Role

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? 
Let’s move this to 2019. I like to perform a duet with the beautiful performer Alexandra Tveit. Create fragile silicone monsters for my upcoming performances in collaboration with artist Laira Magunuco. Crystallize beautiful soundtracks for my upcoming performances in collaboration with Jeroen Bax aka EXM. Performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Bad Bonn Kilbi and Cinema City Club.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2018?
Laurie Anderson, Bast (NY), Oona Doherty, Tori Wrånes, Beatriz Ferreyra, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Brian Eno, David Lynch

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?
PUKKELPPOP in Belgium! So Cool!
Note down 18 August *
Who knows, I bump into Ronnie Flex or Roisin Murphy

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?
Pukkelpop Belgium – Stedelijk Museum Breda The Netherlands – Theatre St. Gervais in Geneve, Switzerland – Theatre Schlachthaus in Bern, Switzerland

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
So True.

What does the statement ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me?

Great gratitude, believing that dreams can be made true, continue to manifest and have confidence

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
Jasper Kuipers

How can you contact me?

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