During a stay at the Cascoland project in the Kolenkit neighbourhood, in West Amsterdam, together with artist-in-residence, Pedro Manuel, we invited the neighbourhood to share a Valentine’s message by sending a text message that we would then project on the roof of Cascoland’s headquarters using a light box installed by artists Inge Roseboom and Mark Weemen. This, we thought, was a challenge but also a small provocation in a neighbourhood so private and where the neighbours lived a significant part of their social lives inside their home.
We received one sms that we rushed to prepare and place on the roof…
An attempt and translating the valentine’s message: ‘ah little lamb, thirty-six senseless tones express a dreamer. Then also no sketch can capture you and as the reflection from reality contemplates you in my eyes, gracefully alive, you have my persevering love even in fragile dreams.’