Mankind means Manchild in Dutch, and at the same time the human race in its entirety, men, women, children, never full-grown, growing, underway. Evolution has brought us to where we are now. We think we know who we are. We think we know where we come from.
But where are we going? We can consult books to find that answer. And then?
We build and demolish, climb and descend, create space for ourself and others. Through trial and error, we move forward, from generation to generation. With books as artefacts we travel throughout history. Without knowing where it will end.
With custom made music by Paul van Kemenade and Stevko Busch, saxophone and piano.
"Rarely is abstraction and symbolism, humour and seriousness so beautifully combined” - – Mirjam van der Linden - Volkskrant - 5*****
“It takes guts to depict, with such minimal means, the never ending development of mankind. For children, a funny, intriguing game, for adults a symbolic treatise. Clever.” – Francine van der Wiel - NRC - 4****