\\ KHOR II addresses the public square as the social, economic and political centre of our communities. KHOR II is a Do-It-Together (DIT)- theaterinstallation consisting of a large scale building kit. This building kit appears as out of nothing on the central square of a neighbourhood, village or city as a present for the local community. Using a simple instruction manual the people can build a wooden theatre pavilion over the course of one day, in which they can play a DIT theatre play, use it as a meeting point and as a platform to rebuild their community.
\\ The first act, BUILD, starts with the mayor performing the ‘wooden beam’ ceremony. A divers group of citizens then builds the pavilion within one day, using only the instruction manual. The manual on the one hand ritualises the building process by dividing the participants in groups and roles and on the other hand technically explains the process with clear instructions and simple drawings.
\\ The second act, PLAY, also uses an instruction manual. This manual with a theatrical twist addresses the question of How do we relate to each other? A maximum of 36 participants follow a series of instructions in creating different scenes in and around the pavilion. Both funny and challenging these scenes raise questions about private versus public, inside versus outside and individual versus group. Ultimately PLAY is an exploration of leadership and the possibility of community.
\\ Period: 12th to 21st of June 2015
\\ Collaborators: Nienke van Pijkeren, Lotte Boonstra, Dario sposini, Karolien Akkermans, José Schuringa, Nika Dings, Benoît Vanraes
\\ Producer: Stichting SoAP
\\ Photography: Saris & den Engelsman