Performances took place in different countries including the Netherlands, Turkey, and Bosnia, Latvia, Rome and Hawaii. All sorts of people took part in the interviews and performances and told their own version of the story of Eve and the apple. Their interviews were recorded on video. Many things were brought to light by the heterogeneity of the participants, their different cultural backgrounds and the diversity of their stories: how they balance good against evil, the role they would like to play in paradise – but also how their vision of paradise is shaped by social circumstances or economic reality. The power and fragility of the human imagination are exposed at one and the same time.
Paradise and its visualisations are a space where our deepest values can run free. It invites us explore our own ideas and values and to reach out for wider and greater horizons. Anne Verhoijsen offered the people a podium where they could speak freely about their dreams and how they experience their reality while they imagine paradise.