Preparations For The Best Show
On-going performance installation, 2015.
We are in the greenroom, commonly known as the backstage. We're waiting for showtime. Welcome to the Preparations For The Best Show.
The Preparations take place in a room dedicated to presence. By emphasizing the passing of time and slowing down the speed of the script, the preparations make us aware of being and being present.
The Preparations are on-going and Guests can stay for any amount of time. In the morning I enter the space, press play on the computer and from here the timeline unfolds. Throughout the day I'm following the orders from the computer and conducting the Preparations until the closing time, where the show can begin.
The Preparations include materials such as sound and music, lyrics and text, films, actions and participation. The Preparations are tightly scripted and timed, and at the same time it leaves great room for chance, failure and coincidences.
Together with the Guests I hope to shape a pleasant sensuous present, which prepares us for entering either the real world or the art world (or The Best Show if you like).