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In 2004, I was living in New York, attending an acting course with Danish director Per Brahe. He works with Shakespeare’s texts and hand-made masks from Bali. Some of the masks are made from drawings of photographs of people. One autumn afternoon, in Brooklyn, I wore one of these masks. My whole body posture changed, as if something had lifted me. When Per asked me to talk (I was going to recite my monologue) I started to sing opera, which was absurd because I can’t sing at all. This experience stayed with me ever since as something I couldn’t explain. In October 2013, I went back to New York to find Per and his masks and made the video.