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Installation W8ing

Working  six weeks on location in the local Wijkservicecentrum . Working, typing, giving poetry workshops, exploring..just to see what would happen. The initial exhibition of paintings became quickly less interesting to me when I realised where I was working. In the department next to me people were waiting to be administrated or to report changes in status. The stay resulted in the installation W8ting, a figure based on the waiting number forms that people got. The installation expresses the contrast between natural freedom and the human drive, the need for administration and control, creating facts, “truth”.

During the stay i invited people from the local retirement home to participate in the exhibition. Simply because I think older people are somehow discriminated (with the society focus on young, dynamic and sexy..) while i think they have a lot of poetry in them.

one of the poetry sessions