For this special edition of the P//////AKTPOOL, Brigitte Louter (KABK 2018) and Pia Hinz (GRA 2018) are meeting in the middle of an end and a beginning, to settle into a crust.
In the resolution of a play on Humanity’s world conquering attempts, Humanity (a feverish child) enters the stage with the beginning of the ruler of everything.
This very human, wooden prop proposes yet another order.
As he moves past the perpetually looping choreography of children with crusts for skin and ravines running from their necks to their asses, Humanity measures the world.
He drills into the earth and through the habitat of a mealworm, and realizes his findings don’t correspond with the reality of his educational model.
The anomalously high concentrations of Styrofoam in a worldwide future earth layer show him he’s been acting on suspended ground.
Humanity decides to settle beside the mealworm, that feeds on its surroundings without sinking down, since its feces pile up beneath it.
The lights dim.
And yet from this place of banishment, it confronts itself, moving back and forth through contradictions, a conglomerate of dust. Restless like an unavoidable boomerang.
Trying to rest there, maximum absorption, but still not wanting to be assimilated.
Beginning from another end. How long until the and then?
It exhales. Lifting its head, pushing its nose deeper, downwards. There’s a claustrophobic, introspective smell of roughness.
The surface is the only layer that is in direct contact with the outside. Crawling too close to truth might be dangerous, it might lead to downfall.
It might grow into a shelter.