The project 'To ask yourself a question, to ask this question to an other'* was developed during a two-month artist-in-residency period at Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam.
Taking as a main subject the relations between friendship and resistance, which I approached through private and public conversations with friends.
A dialogue with my sister, philosopher Camila Zito Lema, was published as a result on the Female Perspective magazine edited by Nina Folkersma.
Next to this I organised a poetry workshop in collaboration with Dasja Koot and School der Poezie, Amsterdam. During this workshop a group of students reflected through poetry writing on the subject of friendship and resistance from their individual and personal perspectives and experiences.
*The title of this project was inspired on the poem ‘Verzet begint niet met grote woorden’ by Dutch poet Remco Campert. "Jezelf een vraag stellen / daarmee begint verzet / en dan die vraag aan een ander stellen" (excerpt)
Special thanks to the poetry-workshop participants: Keet Winter, Iris Wolbers, Nina Ramcharan and Pallawie Bansidhar.
This residency period and the project were made possible by the Mondriaan Fund.