We start with an empty room
Well, not entirely empty as it turns out. The crew starts by cleaning out the basement space that we have rented a A Lab; chairs, tables, prints, refrigerators, a stage and a massive fish shaped bar (don’t ask). We are now inhabiting the space, making it our own, reshaping it for the VR installation Enter New Babylon that will open at Over het IJ Festival, 9-18 July 2021. After more than a year the production proces of Enter New Babylon is finally materialising into wooden panels, foil, paint, lamps, trackers, screens, loading docks, carpets, dust, lunch and sweating people.
The stoke is not just real, it’s palpable, whizzing through the air. The plans that existed in our heads, computers, Zoom meetings, online projectboards, paper models and day dreams are now being build in the real world, by real people, our colleagues, our crew. It results in a visible metamorphosus at the end of the first day already.