The Roof developed itself to become a walking/mapping performance-practice used by our team to celebrate/challenge/unfold the different existing routines and history of a place. In this practice, our main action consists of carrying a fabric (The Roof) in different areas of the neighborhood, proposing various performative acts on the way. We use this fabric as a blank map and toolbox which transforms along the days. Influenced by the location it moves in and its necessities, it becomes a tool for people to interact with: a tent, a picnic blanket, a gate, a wall, a flag or a cinema.
One of our locations was Amsterdam North. The different rituals we proposed were: a celebration act of the ferry drivers every morning at 9 o’clock, the opening a nomad beauty salon in the middle of a living area, as a response to the Amsterdam North Museum that used to function as a bath house or drawing the last remained factory as an occasion to interact with the workers in their smoking break.