The Curtain Show

A performance by a set of materials at Stroom, Den Haag

Aliki van der Kruijs and Studio Anne Dessing started a dialogue about the spatial presentation of experiments with materials. This conversation led to The Curtain Show, a performance by the materials Cotton, Wood, Calcium hexacyanoferrate (III), Ammonium iron (III) citrate, UV and Time, that developed during the run of the exhibition.

The players were seven curtains that were prepared with cyanotype, a light sensitive emulsion, and exposed to UV light. By draping the curtains in a different way, a variety of imprints became visible. After the fixation process, the various drapes  formed a curtain for the OpZicht podium.