This installment was the last one during the 3 months project. All installations were taken down and the spaces were painted white. In one room you could see a photograph of each installation with on the opposite wall the printed version of each manifesto. The documentation video was projected on a wall in the entrance space. The project space was turned into a white cube with only the documentation being the evidence of what used to be there.
4. june 2010
white paint, photographs, video
Manifesto by Diederik Klomberg
Documentation video shown during the last opening
A camera is fixed at a point in the space from which everything is visible.
Day and night, everything is represented in a moving picture.
With this stop-motion video the whole transformation of the space,
in time and material, will become visible.
Combining a talk about 'Borges and I' with music that came up.
Talking Heads 'Seen and not seen'
He would see faces in movies, on T.V., in magazines, and in books....
He thought that some of these faces might be right for him....And
through the years, by keeping an ideal facial structure fixed in his
mind....Or somewhere in the back of his mind....That he might, by
force of will, cause his face to approach those of his ideal....The
change would be very subtle....It might take ten years or so....
Gradually his face would change its' shape....A more hooked nose...
Wider, thinner lips....Beady eyes....A larger forehead.
He imagined that this was an ability he shared with most other
people....They had also molded their faced according to some
ideal....Maybe they imagined that their new face would better
suit their personality....Or maybe they imagined that their
personality would be forced to change to fit the new appear-
ance....This is why first impressions are often correct...
Although some people might have made mistakes....They may have
arrived at an appearance that bears no relationship to them....
They may have picked an ideal appearance based on some childish
whim, or momentary impulse....Some may have gotten half-way
there, and then changed their minds.
He wonders if he too might have made a similar mistake.