A three month workshop around performance and theatricality led to a cardboard intrusion into the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, which was a metaphor for the working process during the whole workshop: in a way it was a success dressed like a failure.
A quote from the speech that Nico and I gave during the carboard performance: "Our normal approach to projects is to push things as much as we can to a logical end. This time we asked ourselves if, and how, to suppress this need to control projects, to fulfil our expectations, and in the end to satisfy our ego"
"So: is there an end?", we asked ourselves in this project. "Can we stop for a while and reconsider what's the order of things? No logic. No reflections. No control. Is it possible to create this? Or are logic, reflections and control already part of the verb create?" A frantic search for freedom made us become slaves and leader of this process. For instance: we bought objects just because the human being in front of us did it.
This in turn made us think: "This project is a failure because it has no end. This project is a success because it has no end. This project is just a start". When you walk every step is complete in itself. It is an end but it is also the start of the next step."
- Work Concept, try-outs, performance, documentation
- Media Mixed media Co-author Nico Vascellari
- Commissioner APT, Antwerp
- Year 2001