Commissioned by Urbane Künste Ruhr and Schauspielhaus Bochum for Das Detroit Projekt, 2014
Performed by Edith K. 'Tek' Wilson and Alexander Ritter
Curators Paul Domela and Katja Aßmann
In the installation All’s Well That Ends theatrical moments are generated, a slowly developing improvisation unfolds, a psychological drama plays out, a slapstick comedy of donuts unravels, and a piece of absurd theater is left. Thus is shown the emotional struggle of conciliating inner truths and public perception. Personal change becomes necessary in a situation of enforced transformation.
Heather and Ivan Morison have in recent years developed a common way of working, making art, architecture and theatre blend. A central theme of recent works is the question as to how individuals overcome moments of personal misfortune. For DAS DETROIT-PROJEKT, and in response to the closing of the cities Opel car plant, the artists develop an architecture of personal transition – a protective sculptural form, placed at the center of Bochum's town hall, that points to the opportunities of an unexpected radical paradigm shift – as well as being a functioning donut kiosk.