Self Contained



Performance-installation, mixed media, 4 hours
Wooden podium (500x600x100 cm), camera obscura technique, microphones & directional speaker
The Netherlands


Self Contained is a little memorial to things failed to be noticed; objects tossed away and forgotten moments of intimacy. Commuters in The Hague Central Railway Station were invited to discover something extraordinary in an ordinary matchbox. When peeking into the box the viewers become voyeurs as they witness an elderly couple sleeping inside.


Performed by Bart Boumans & Ruthy Aykens
Supported by ‘Het Nutshuis’ & ‘DasArts’
Presented during ‘Hoogtij / Test Extra’
In cooperation with NS / Spoorzone