Eight Cubic Meters by Ege Yılmaztürk and Rocco Enzo ter Haar - Between the Folds: Poetics and Politics of Curtains

What is revealed and what is concealed? The answer to this question can be playful and poetic but is also always political. In The Netherlands curtains are often open on street viewing houses. Although many say this is to let more light in, it nevertheless also functions as a form of social control. The density of these draped screens filters narratives; some allowing to leak through and others not penetrating its thick fabric. The curtain becomes a border that witnesses and mediates the private and the public sphere. Its folds operate in a movement between the poetry and politics of imagination.