Kick off at Huis voor de Kunsten Limburg, Roermond (Nl) of the exhibition 'Risja, a story by Lilith'-This is bugging me before going on tour, November 15 2012.
The young Risja Steeghs from Reuver (Nl) seems to have found herself playing a role in a surrealistic film. For the last few years she has been confined to bed with Lyme disease. She depends almost entirely on her parents' care. A single tick bite has deprived her of most of her independance.
Girl-Power and Happiness
Is Risja´s story the plot of a tragic film? Absolutely not! In spite of her misfortune Risja has more positivity in her - sick - body than many other. She has a great affection for those around her and has a great love of art. Whenever her disability permits, she creates works of art. And she dares to hope that one day she will get better. But Risja doesn't intend to lie and wait until that day arrives. So she started early in 2012 - together with the internationally known photographer, Lilith - on a unique artproject. It proved to be the start of Foundation "TeekOnMe" http://www.teekonme.nl