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.