The goal is for the audience to create a story, from the strings of information, delivered simultaneously by the installation (sounds, textures and visual elements), the History and the stories told, the presence of a custodian and her connotation, as well as the memories, associations and inner sensations of the audience.
Ruins refers as well to the concept of World Hypotheses from 1942, where a historic event is not a thing of the past, but “the event in it`s actuality”, “alive in its present”. The installation Ruins wishes to use this actuality of historic events, interweaving them with the stories of vicinity.
My main assertion is that the interweaving of different and diverging fragments, through forming our own personal performance dramaturgy and hence experience, will actually create an understanding of the others and their experience as well. In that lies a possibility for a shared Story, a collective Story, crossing borders, heritage, History and personal experience.