CLOSET – The remarkable wardrobe of NataniëlNataniëlHuman&Rousseau Nataniël in 2017 marked his 30th year as a solo stage artist. Part of his celebrations was compiling an encyclopaedia of his stage wardrobe. "It is beyond logic that I have been able to be this politically incorrect and unashamedly Eurocentric in presentation, content, sound and inspiration," he writes. The book is both a celebration and an act of preservation. Books and costumes are what he collects and holds dear. They cover his walls and fill many rooms. "I love them like others would love their children." His costumes are works of art. "I wouldn’t go on stage, if that wasn’t true," he writes. They are conjured by people with creative minds, "crafted by skilful hands, worn by those lucky enough to have been chosen and admired by those who need to escape, travel or dream". He wanted to document his life, and his costumes, he thought, would be the easiest way to do it. He has kept every costume he has worn. Nataniël...

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