in the room 4

I was invited by Gregg Smith to his residency, Very Real Time, in Cape Town. I led a workshop with 15-year-old students from various school. I asked them to tell horror stories of their own or urban myths that they knew. I worked with three seamstresses whom I directed to make garments loosely based on the students’ stories and my ideas. On the last day of the workshop, we performed and filmed the students’ stories. I made a private performance for about five people at the Rijksakademie based on this video. I created a video called This is the scene. I only showed this video publicly within the performance pushing against the air, part of in the room 5. This is the scene was later inserted into the video pushing against the air (video).

production still, in the room 4, 2007, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;

courtesy of Artist (photo credit: David Michael DiGregorio)