This Autumn, members of
The Dollhouse Space staff undertook an intimate study of Michael Snow's
'The Living Room' 16mm (2000) in preparation for a special screening of this film in the living room of their home in Heemstede, North Holland.
'The Living Room in The Living Room: Preparatory Studies I-X + Bre[a]k[h]ages' issued from their research and engagement with this work.
Revelling in elements of slapstick comedy, these shorts are part homage to Snow's work, part research, part experiment, part physical enactment of a family dynamic and, finding slapstick a really effective antidote for treatment of excesses of self-interest, part challenge to the growing sense of entitlement and self-importance that pervades Western society.