What does it mean to live inside a body? 
In exploring the different aspects that revolve around having a physical form, Pieterse treats the body as a temporal vessel and utility object. 
The work creates connections to aspects such as evolution, abjection and sci-fi, whilst questioning whether we are in control or if we're just subject to years and years of evolutionary impulses. 
Is the body holding us or are we holding a body? 
"I am This thing that needs to be" is a sculptural installation piece, shown at the Royal academy Of arts The hague graduation show of 2022.

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