‘The Fall’ is one of the four audio plays that form the sound work Floriade Whisperings.
A small wall betrays the presence of the former French pavilion buried underground. A path lined by rotten railway sleepers leads from the main avenue to the trunk of the weeping beech. This beech was still a young, small tree in the Floriade era. He has seen the lovebirds come and go, has witnessed the pavilion’s heyday, but also its downfall. With its large curtain of branches, it hides the decay.
Concept and research: Krijn Christiaansen & Cathelijne Montens (KCCM), Text: Pim Muda, Voice actor: Maarten Wansink, Sound design: Tijn Hazen, Translation: Ton Heuvelmans, Photograpy: Roel Backaert