Artist: The virtual character Jaydn

Hubrecht, a semi-collective alter ego

operated by Amelie Jakubek.


Executors: A pair of siblings (Xenia and

Amelie Jakubek).


Xenia Jakubek is dressed in a yellow

see-through blouse and matching

trousers, as well as a new pair of white

socks. Her hands and fingers are fixed

by golden bracelets, a combination of

fashion accessory and handcuffs.


The performance stages an artificial dependency: One sister voluntarily surrenders herself to the other in the specific time-frame of the exhibition. In the beginning she is placed on a throne in the entrance of the venue. At some point she gets collected by her sister, who is piggy backing her through the whole exhibition, rendering the pair into a disabled and very visible part of the audience. As Xenia Jakubeks’s weight is gradually weakening her sister’s

muscles, she is carefully dropped on the floor andeventually pulled out of the exhibition room, creating an ambiguous sight oscillating between humiliation and care. The visitors are offered a glimpse at Jaydn Hubrecht, visible in the relationship between the two

performers. Her character is among other things a symbol for human distress, limitation and dependency. How real is the feeling of dependency for us? Does it only create discomfort and pity, or are we also able to associate wealth and wisdom with a state of



short documentation

of the evening at L40