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The Wonder World of Tears *

In this full-length show, tears are highlighted from different angles. ‘Tell my why you are crying, and I will tell you who you are.’ Singer-songwriter Oliver Pesch, photographer Maurice Mikkers, and psychologist Ad Vingerhoets combine their personal renditions of well- and lesser-known songs on tears and crying with fascinating facts on this subject, and unfamiliar photographs of tears. (language: English)

Program information
Date Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time 20:00 - 21:45 hrs
Location Black Box, Esplanade Building, Tilburg University
Admission Tickets: € 3,- via study association Complex
Spreakers Oliver Pesch (singer-songwriter), Maurice Mikkers (photographer) and Ad Vingerhoets (psychologist). Presenter: Wieneke Gunneweg.
Contact Ingemarie Sam
Language English
Organization Academic Forum in cooperation with study association Complex
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum
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‘Like tears, music connects people. I feel thankful and privileged to be a musician!’- Oliver Pesch, singer-songwriter

‘Embrace your tears like you embrace your smile. Like your smile, your tears are beautiful too.”   - Maurice Mikkers, photographer

‘Tell me why you are crying, and I will tell you who you are.’ – Ad Vingerhoets, psychologist

Theater Show

‘Crying tells us a lot about the true nature of humans’ speaker Ad Vingerhoets, expert on crying, emphatically asserts. ‘Tell my why you are crying, and I will tell you who you are.’ In this full-length show, tears are highlighted from different angles.

Singer-songwriter Oliver Pesch, photographer Maurice Mikkers, and psychologist Ad Vingerhoets combine their personal renditions of well- and lesser-known songs on tears and crying with fascinating facts on this subject, and unfamiliar photographs of tears. Rounding off the evening, in a grand finale, they take us on an honest-to-God virtual walk through a valley of tears.

Do women cry more often than men? Does crying bring relief? Are tears of sorrow different from tears of joy? These are just a few questions that will be dealt with. But there will be room for your questions as well!

In addition, you can enjoy beautiful music focused on the theme, and attention will be paid to the fascinating beauty of tears photographed through a microscope.

Your host for the evening will be Wieneke Gunneweg, Editor-in-chief of Erasmus Magazine.

Oliver Pesch

Oliver Pesch (Barendrecht) graduated from the Tilburg Rock Academy. Many musicians have been inspired by great artists like The Beatles, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Blake Mills. Singer-songwriter Oliver Pesch is one of them. But he likes to take his music one step further. The recipe for his songs contains elements from blues and folk music of the sixties and seventies, mixed with his own ideas. This results in a fully unique sound that stands out in the musical landscape of today. Apart from being a solo artist, he also plays in a 6-person band, which in 2016 won the ‘Kunstbende’ talent festival. He is currently working on his first solo EP.

Maurice Mikkers

Maurice Mikkers (Apeldoorn). After secondary school, he studied to be a medical lab analyst. In 2007, he changed course and took up Interactive Media Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. At this academy, he subsequently specialized in photography. A special project that he worked on there was Micrograph Stories, in which he took photographs of everyday products that we all consume (medicines, recreational drugs, food additives, etc.), but heavily enlarged through a microscope. This eventually also resulted in the enlargement of tears, which yielded his best-known work “Imaginarium of Tears”.

Ad Vingerhoets

Ad Vingerhoets (Biest-Houtakker) studied psychology in Tilburg. After he finished his studies, he focused on stress, the quality of life, psychosomatics, and later on more particularly on emotions. He wrote over 400 articles on these subjects and authored/edited 19 books. His research on leisure sickness, love, homesickness, and nostalgia received special attention, both nationally and internationally, but most of all it was his research on tears that drew the attention of the national and international media. He has given lectures on the topic at many national and international festivals.

 

 

When: 20 February 2019 20:00

End date: 20 February 2019 21:45