Tracing my Lover’s Wrinkles in a Non-linear Way (and Other Wild Attempts)
Simon(e) van Saarloos

How Time forces us to consent to be a single being.

Can a 30 year age difference between two lovers result into something else than ‘having a past’ versus ‘having a future’? Inspired by Jack Halberstam’s quest to be illegible and to live a life that cannot be traced, Simon(e) celebrates an age gap between lovers as non-reproductive futurity. Drawing from Denise Ferreira da Silva and Paul Preciado, Simon(e) questions how time approaches us and how we approach time.

Simon(e) van Saarloos (1990, New Jersey USA) is a writer and philosopher, living in Brooklyn, NY and Amsterdam. Simon(e) writes the “e” in her name between parentheses because she questions gender norms and doubts anything that appears ‘as given’ or self-evident. Also, what’s between parentheses might be more meaningful than what is said to be meaningful. She is the author of 4 books: Enz. Het Wildersproces [Etc. The Geert Wilders Trial, 2018], Het monogame drama [The monogamy Drama,] and De vrouw die [The Woman Who], Het monogame drama [The monogamy Drama], Ik deug/deug niet [To Be Good or Not Be Good]. In the last Dutch general elections Simon(e) was a candidate for the intersectional political party led by Sylvana Simons. She also writes theatre and poetry and performs on stage as a lecturer and interviewer. Simon(e) regularly contributes introductions, prefaces, and essays in art books, catalogues or book translations. One of her most recent speaking engagements was at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She is currently a first year MA student at DAI.