Laila Claessen 

 Performance Artist & theatre maker

'' Laila Claessen is a Dutch performer and artist, working in the fields of theatre, film and installation. Covered in dark humor, childish philosophy, and ugly metaphors that twist and turn themselves in search for a bigger meaning, she makes use of her fantasy as a tangible material. This fantasy gets merged with self-consciousness to become a cute but scary and most of all a disarming mash-up that makes her work recognizable and relatable. Her work is an attempt to stretch the boundaries of socially accepted honesty."

               - Herself, in third person.