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 imaginary earliest beginnings as a Roman village, Situla carbones, through an illustrious and tumultuous history to the present day. The performance explores the capacity of our physical environment of ‘concrete and clay and general decay’ to absorb and bear witness to human experience, either real or imaginary.
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.