2. Hudig and Wiersma created the fictitious story of Felix and Lucy, who had a brief liaison amoureuse and spent 3 days together in the city of Amsterdam. For these 3 successive days [Sept - 09] every citizen of Amsterdam could witness Felix and Lucy’s love story and their whereabouts in Amsterdam by freely subscribing to the PL Editons. Through especially created website by Veronica Ditting
Special volunteers delivered the PL Editions personally to the subscribers. Some of these couriers were also actors in the Paradise Lost Script. Four different 'Newspaper' Couples were photographed, they all played the same part -like Lucy and Felix- of those who fell. In love. - Supporting Actors: Kati Kärki - Kasper Jacobs - Hanne Lippard - Phil Barber - Steinnun Jonsdottir - Rustan Söderling.
During the first weekend of November 2009 the PL Project was part of the yearly museum night event at Photography Museum FOAM -Amsterdam. Around 50 images (stills) were projected while the soundtrack was being played at the same time. Visitors of the museum could sit down on one of the benches to watch the slide show, listen to the soundtrack while paging through The Paradise Lost Edition.
The Prologue [voice-over] - An Airplane Across The Atlantic Ocean: - A bright celestial body: the sun. A glaring blue surface: the sky. From out of the distance an airplane approaches, leaving a white vapor trail. It comes straight towards us. As the roaring of the motors becomes louder, we recognize behind the front window a form, a man: a pilot, thinking about the stripes of chalk on his suit, about a false alarm, about Amelia. We see the aisle, a stewardess walking, smiling an ineradicable smile. She hands cushions out to people, who in their normal biological rhythm, would be sleeping at this moment. But their moving back in time doesn't allow them to be enclosed in consoling darkness..
Installation View at FOAM - The 3 different script editions and soundtrack were at display at the FOAM Photography Museum, 2009.
Supported by Fonds BKVB, Paradiso and FOAM.