THE PLAY is a hexagonal sail measuring 15 metres, reinforced with a grid of fibreglass poles. Like a tent, but without a definitive shape. 

With The Play, I settle into neighborhoods and communities with the goal of creating a social space and backdrop for nightfall. For 30 minutes between sunset and civil twilight, I allow it to slowly transform from one form or position to another. With this object, I guide and articulate the daily transition from day to night.

With this work, I block roads and passages, disrupts the existing order and deprives places of their familiar meaning. In this disturbed space something new grows: a temporary community of people and things that gathers every evening during twilight around a slowly transforming object.


The Play is a realisation of Ief Spincemaille and Z33, in coproduction with Het Nieuwstedelijk.