THIS MORTAL HOUSE
Laying a pavement on the Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam
20,000 bricks in total
6 hours a day
36 hours total
The Building 2 performance piece questions the invisible power structures position between the working class and established elite.During the 24th to the 30th October 2022, twenty thousand bricks were laid on the red carpet of the Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam as part of the “No Intermission” exhibition, as a proposal by artist Maria Stamenković Herranz. The artist, removing herself as the sole creator of the work, invited the visitors to participate. Without any clear indication about the plan of building, the visitors were invited to find their own way to interact with the work.
Title: This Mortal House Building 2 (2022)
Long Durational Performance
Commissioned by: Marina Abramovic Institute and Theater Carré Amsterdam, curated by Paula Garcia.
Duration: 6h, 6 days & 36 hours
Location: performed at the Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam as part of the “No Intermission” exhibition, 24th - 30th October 2022
Video: Hardcut, Amsterdam
Editing: Vava Stojadinović
In collaboration with photographer Dusting Lynn