“I’m afraid of the light.”
...In the safe, inky darkness, she is alone in her skin. She is secure.
She is invisible. so what happens when the lights come on?
She finds comfort in the dark, wrapped in fairy lights, moving, blinking lights. But her body is vulnerable under the cover of darkness. The burden weighs heavy, and she must try to escape the pinpointed darkness. She wants to get away from the darkness, what do you see when you see her? What do you see when you see yourself?
Karo Tak, born in Holland in 1979, sees herself as a citizen of the planet, traveling the world for her art, but is predominantly based in Australia, living between Sydney and Melbourne. Currently she is part of the Power Plant team, a huge site- specific multi media/sound art installation project who are showing at the Kowloon Walled City Park as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Karo obtained a degree in acting/ theatre-making from the Academy for Teaching and Directing Drama in (Eindhoven, Holland) and was trained in New York at the Academy for Film, TV and Theatre. In the last 8 years she has focused on physical theatre and writing. She is currently writing CHICKPOWER, a self-help book for female artists all over the world, to encourage and inspire women to make and create work and stand for what it is they do. She also runs her own company: Gener8or THEATER & EVENTS. www.gener8or.com.au