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House of Cards

London, 2014

For House of Cards I played a game of cards in which a three-floor edifice is built balancing cards on top of each other. In my performed response I wanted to explore the pleasure I took in the stops and starts structure of Third Angel’s Presumption (2006), and the making visible of building the set piece by piece. I figured that the game-like theatrical structure of going back to the beginning evident in Presumption could be replicated with following rules of a real game. Each time a card fell down, or parts of the structure collapsed, I started from the beginning.

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