Secret Places was a performance installation by Forced Entertainment with 13 performers of the Rotterdam and The Hague Art Academies. In this 4 hours lasting performance, the performers were sitting next to each other with their eyes closed, telling each other stories from memory.
“Surrounded by 1000 snapshots of the city 13 performers embark upon a marathon of memory. Hundreds of stories are told, forgotten places are re-discovered and fragments of reminiscence are whispered in the half-light. You are invited to eavesdrop.”
This project was the result of a three week workshop by Forced Entertainment from Sheffield, UK. I was one of the participants / performers. In the weeks preceding the performance, we took thousands of photos of all kinds of places in Rotterdam. These photos were placed on the exhibition floor, all with a little note chalked next to it: ‘A Good Place for.…”.
Students of the Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam)
Students of the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague)
V2_, Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam (NL)