FRIENDS, INDEED

The Netherlands, 2019

Installation with Translation Booth, Microphone, Headphones, Speakers, Light Boxes, Monitor


With the faces of Lei Bovens, Ber Huijnen, Mieke Maaskant

With the voices of Jo Frenken, Nina Glockner, Marwan Moujaes

Produced by Van Eyck Academie


Maastricht, February 2032 - Three different languages are spoken simultaneously, overlapped, through some speakers in a room. These are the voices of the three politicians representing the three remaining countries in Europe in 2032, when they met to sign the treaty to close Europe forever. The chronicle of what happened that day among the politicians gathered in the room is narrated on the account of the interpreter called in to translate that day. A monitor facing an empty translation booth slowly scrolls the transcription of the interview to the interpreter, her feelings, her metaphors on translating and interpreting.