Sometimes on awakening we recall a dream (project proposal)
The form and the elements of this project came as our reaction to the place where it will take place – a newly developed business center next to a railway station. Created as a headquarter of economic power in Amsterdam, placed in a futuristic setting of glass towers, this space represents someone's visions of the future. The author of this vision is unknown to us, and it stays unclear as well how is a human being included in this, a human being that should inhabit it as his/her reality. This prompted us to pose a question of what kind of a utopian future are we supposed to imagine here: the one of permanent leisure and plenty, or the one of a classless society? The surface (made of old doors) will be used as an open stage: we want this structure to be of service to the real needs of creative people in Amsterdam, without the interference of political, economic or other agendas. And to also used it to reflect and question the cultural forced changes. The structure (made by wooden pillars) will be used to create an exhibition of images and texts made from collection of contributions by passerby, inhabitants and employees of Zuidas. With this part of the installation we want to juxtapose these dreams and wishes of ordinary people to this cold and closed environment of the Zuidas in order to test how much they differ. Perhaps it will show that we were wrong all the way, and that this sanitized financial center is actually a realization of dreams of Amsterdammers.