A theatrical installation inspired by Franz Kafka, made entirely of paper
The phone is ringing non-stop. Letters are piling up. Files are untraceable... How can you achieve something if you don't know what the purpose is? In Paperwork, BetweenTwoHands builds a paper refuge for Franz Kafka: the office clerk who wrote literary fiction to escape his oppressing reality at night. Kafka’s world of thoughts between court letters and fantastic masterpieces is transformed into paper objects. With one single fold, a world can appear or disappear.
• Reflecting the absurdity of bureaucratic life, Paperwork immerses the audience in a fictional office setting where two ‘office workers’ repetitively go through their daily routines in a seemingly endless loop that repeats every 18 minutes.
• The entire installation is constructed from paper, reflecting the vulnerability of Kafka’s protagonists whilst referring to all the paperwork involved in bureaucracy. Transforming from flat sheets to sculptural mini-worlds, paper envelopes and folders become a means of imaginative refuge from a surreal and cyclical office existence.