In this performance, Noorda took fragments of brick, dust and weeds collected from the site, fragments of printouts of email communications with Nieuw Dakota staff and combined them with snippets of hair donated by visitors. The resulting mixture was ground into a paste and made into pills producing a compacted time capsule of the material/emotional landscape of the building and its human contents.

The pills came with a hand folded factsheet with unique drawings.

PHARMAKA: performance- Dakota By Night: The Ritual Cleansing, curated by Ellis Kat, Nieuw Dakota, NDSM Wharf, Amsterdam North, 2 September, 2022.

@Nieuw Dakota


photography by: Hessel Stuut