'17 Are you following each other?
Happening, w139- Amsterdam, Netherlands
It took place in W139, Amsterdam during a group visit. The name “Are you following each other?” come to be because it was the first reaction of Cindy Bakker when she saw a group of us walking at the rectangular empty space on the ground floor of W139. The case in this project is to just wonder around together without any reason.
The main issue in this happening was preparing new encounters during the performance in the place that we were.
In this happening I also would like to focus on the sounds of our footsteps. The rhythm of the human itself.
After telling 3 of my colleges about what I wanted to do in the work, we immediately started to walk. Short while later the others who saw us joined and started to walk. We became nearly 10 people walking. A while later almost everyone who was walking started to play. It wasn’t just walking anymore, they played with the idea of walking. The happening created its own order.
“Man only plays when he is in the fullest sense of the word a human being, and he is only fully a human being when he plays” Friedrich Schiller
video by Cindy Bakker