Possible stages for unperformed plays

‘Possible stages for unperformed plays’ is an installation starting with a tall shelve formation titled ‘index’, and continuing in a space with flipchart drawings and chalk drawings on glass, placed under a continuous shelve that breaks into a rhythm once. In the middle of the space a soft morse code melody of little importance is looping, which can be heard by putting ones ear closely to the microphone through which it is played. It was shown from 31 March – 12 May in the P/////AKTPOOL space of P/////AKT, Amsterdam.

Exhibition text:
A character enters the former stage set, which mimics classroom elements.
This is the audienceless final rehearsal for a presentation.
Flipping the papers of the flip chart in reverse, he stops at the start and reads out a part of an index.

“- Desires, dotted line snake eels and displaced water fleas in the earth’s crust.
– Expected stages for unperformed plays, unbothered by possibility.
– Particle leaving a data cube.
– Selection of maquettes and their role in humanity’s search for world understanding.
– The beauty of dashed and dotted lines, showing invisible objects that aren’t touching the earth’s surface.”

A morse code melody of little importance is sung from a microphone.

“The dashed line-”, the character continues, “that represents the uncertain, ambiguous, impermanent and nonexistent…” (Louter, 2019, pp. 0 – 0)

He gestures frantically while he speaks. His impossible dotted hand lines suggest an impossible life.

Photography by
  • Charlott Markus, courtesy of P/////AKT, Amsterdam