Statement Landscape Labs

the site as a crime scene, a theatre and an excavation

Landscape is the bearer of emotions for users and inhabitants of an area. Residencies as mobile school-library-workshops. Film can be the sustainble bearer for stories and theatre the interpreter of movies in landscapes.

The assembling, encountering and mapping are my tools for making performances on a site, which holds my desire for a lack of hierarchy and authority and is suitable for exchange and is equipped to actualise a performance as if it was, at the same time, a crime-scene, a theatre and an archaeological excavation (Shanks & Pearson, 2001, p. 62). A crime-scene in which we can uncover the artefacts involved but will never be spectators to the actual crime being performed due to the incompleteness of the artefacts on the site. The theatre is the perfect site to stage the incompleteness of facts, making performances that prevent physical conflict (Schechner, 1994, p. 112-120). And as archaeological excavation in which we uncover our recent histories to understand what our assumptions are.