Sjoert Daor

Stadskantoor Tilburg 2001

The entire glass facade of the Tilburg City Office is covered in red, green, blue, orange and grey transparent foils with cut out texts. The texts refer to the activity inside the building and are a “state of mind”: fragments of conversations, a list of names, a poem, an exclamation, a tale. This frame story addresses the waiting visitors inside as well as passers-by outside, allowing for texts and mirrored texts to be displayed and read simultaneously.

Dim. 22 windows of 300 x 400 cm each
Transparent foils in red, green, blue, orange and three shades of grey


Commissioner: Bert van der Lingen, Nederlandse ambassadeur in Litouwen, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, Den Haag
Production: Yens & Yens en CM3 custom-made
Construction: Bussel Engineering
Photography: Andries de Marez Oyens