de met slingers versierde kille koffiezaal
Performance with eight paper chains, pair of scissors and a moonhopper, Duration performance: 16 minutes, MAAS/ Nijmegen 2014
photo by Ans Verdijk
The performance orginated from a sentence of the Fools Newspaper no. 19 “de met slingers versierde kille koffiezaal” (the chilly coffee room decorated with festoon) “
I enter the room, bouncing on a moonhopper. I stand still before eight piles of paper chains on the ground. Teetering on a moonhopper. I grab one of the paper chains of the ground and wraps them around me. When I lose my balance for the eighth time, I get off the moonhopper. I pick up the pair of scissors. Start to cut the paper chains by colour. And sort them around me, striving for perfection and order.
The Fools Newspaper no. 19 set my mind about psychiatry on the scales, constantly seeking balance between power versus care and well versus crazy. I question the truth of the Fools Newspaper because of unsophisticated texts. What is the other side of the story?