chris meighan

What we have left behind

What we have left behind by Chris Meighan
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The audience members take their places in a small, red velvet theatre on wheels. The artist then takes them on a journey, both literally and historically, through the Kolenkit neighbourhood in the west of Amsterdam. During this journey the audience experiences an alternative history of the Kolenkit, from its earliest beginnings as a Roman village, Situla carbones, through an illustrious history to the present day. In this way the capacity of a physical environment of concrete and masonry to absorb and bear witness to human experience will be explored.

Part of Bookstore Pro-gression #10, curated by Johanna de Schipper and co-ordinated by Justina Nekrašaitė.

With thanks to Ailsa Kay and Gerda Postma.