Trailer for The Kingdom of Fools Performance Exhibit
May 8-10, 2015
filter4, Basel Switzerland
A performance and art exhibition including:
a 2 semester master’s course
3 day performance exhibit
13 different mother tongues
12 Visual art works
Open Mike Poetry Night
Banquet with 100 guests
Exhibition guides: Game Book | Book of Poems | Catalog
For this project, I taught two master pool seminars through the Art institute at the College of Art and design where I was studying. I led other students through a reading of Friedrich Schiller’s letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man and practical exercises in The Art of the Fool, a performative art that I am evolving that focuses on the development of imaginative and creative capacities in individuals and groups. The Art of the Fool works with play, performance and practical consciousness studies within a theoretical context that values absurdity and intelligent naiveté.
“Can art create a presence and hope of light that is experienced in between – object and observer, self an other, time and space, absurdity and reason? Can it contribute to inner freedom, understanding, joy… honest compassion? Out of such questions The Kingdom of Fools came into being."