To make the freshly uncovered narrative tangible, Jimmy constructed a physical space to house the material he had collected – a research office – at the very same institution that had concealed its prehistory in its attic.
Open to the public on two days in late June of 2019, and later, by appointment, visitors to this fictional research space were encouraged to move laterally and intimately through the history of experimental theatre in Amsterdam. With the aim of questioning the linearity of official stories, the immersive installation exposed the scribbles, the side notes of the past, bringing new voices forward in the matrix and offering up ghosts in the round. Marginalia, scraps, and gossip sat beside archival documents.
While the 20 videotapes were never discovered, a previously unseen and complex picture emerged.