‘What sets people apart from other animals is a much-discussed topic about which there seems to be no consensus. I can imagine that we are the only ones who feel the need for meaning, for understanding our environment and our position in it. That is one of the reasons why we have developed very complex strategies and rituals that are not always equally rational, but should in principle enable us to understand each other or at least deal with each other.’ Peters, P. (2014) ‘Het menselijk tekort in voortdurende verandering. Over vier video’s van Clara Pallí Monguilod’.
The recurrent topic in my work is what writer Philip Peters in his essay called ‘the human shortcoming’. This refers to the failing of men in their urge to understand ones’ position in the world.