The Base, (Children game)

Curiouser #9, collective exhibition, Brussels, 2018.

Spatialization of a sound recording, video subtitles, drawing in situ.


It’s an unexpected encounter with two kids playing in a stairs corner in Valparaíso, Chile.

With incomprehensible rules and an unclear purpose, this invented game, taken seriously, provokes tensions between the protagonists. Passing through domination, cooperation, contradiction, their interaction goes changing through the 10 minutes recording. Among this funny childish scene, what is in play here, is the relationship between two human beings trying to build something together.

« … I can here in the voices, the emergency of a result which doesn’t exist yet. »

Laurence, a spectator.