Next destination: the Netherlands!
On Sunday 3rd May, Illusion of Purity will be on stage in the Netherlands for the very first time. The participation in a poetry event in the city of Eindhoven marks the first of hopefully many performances on Dutch soil. Of course, everyone is invited to attend the poetry event, with Illusion of Purity and several other poets on stage.
The event takes place in:
Café Gouden Bal
Assumed start of the event is between 14:30 and 15:00, and the end is scheduled around 18:30 or slightly later.
Gerrit looks forward to present some of his poems to the Dutch audience, and socialise with other poets as well as poetry fans from the Netherlands. So maybe/hopefully see you on Sunday 3rd May in Eindhoven!
I am the founding member and only permanent member of the Illusion of Purity project. The project deals with life with psychological problems such as autism, manic depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder, ... and tries to use art to break the taboo about these disorders. Too many people suffer in silence because of the taboo and the many wrong stereotypes. Using art and speeches as a weapon against these taboos and stereotypes, this project aims to raise awareness about the true life with psychological problems. Additionally, a more philosophical and political undertone may appear throughout the project, although the main focus is mental health and the surrounding taboos. I myself have Asperger Syndrome, OCD/anxiety disorder and suffer from unipolar depression. Activism at this moment consists of mainly (but not solely) speeches and poetry. This may increase to include other activities in the future too. The project is based in Spain at the moment, my personal origins lie in Belgium.