action staged at Extrapol in Nijmegen which ran over the course of two
days, within two twelve hour sessions.
Participants entered a preinstalled brain space where they had to create
an alternative identity for the event, before entering the main workshop
area through the pupil of a giant eye. The main area was lit with a number
of theatre lights and filled by sound from members of Extrapol. The initial
phase of Enter-The-Diarama was a giant scale working of the surrealist
‘Exquiste Corpse’ game, with participants drawing in small
groups. Having located these, the space was then built up around them.
Participants continued to construct the space throughout the evening whilst
developing collaborative projects in smaller groups. Later participants
staged performance work within the space which had been developed within
The initial action of the second day was a two way draw off using two
Over Head Projectors. Projected over the same spot onto one large piece
of paper a large number of participants worked collectively, drawing on
the projectors themselves, drawing with shadows and on the paper. A series
of works were developed this way and then set within the installation
space. Small scale collaborations and performances continued throughout
the day. Towards the end of the session the collective deconstruction
of the space took place. The materials used within the installation work
were gathered and used for a giant, one off publication or perhaps document
of the event..