KINGDOM is an installation performance that explores the concept of the gesamtkunstwerk.
Heavily inspired by Richard Wagner's Ring der Niebelungen KINGDOM is a microscopic plot of land confiscated and curated to represent a fantasy version of royal. KINGDOM was designed with heavily fenced borders and, invisible from outside, a playground atmosphere inside.
It displays the contradictory nature of isolated nation-states, the childish characteristics of dictators and the ever shrinking possibility to retreat back into quiet natural spaces.
The premise of the installation during the Kunstroute Lonneker 2018 was the celebration of my mothers birthday. Visitors were invited to pass the chain fences and razor-wire to join in lemonade, marshmallows and birthday songs.