Gerard Reinmuth was invited to give a speech on architecture as the centrepiece of a play "after Kakfa" - titled KAAKF (alias FKAAK, alias AAKKF) - at the Skuespilhuset in Copengagen.
The play is in two parts. Part One, directed by Anders Paulin and featuring Maria Rossing, Jannie Faurschou and Anders Mossling, addresses themes in Kafka's work via a range of explorations into the concepts of fear, identity, foreignness, power and hierarchy.
The second half of the play has been shared by a range of creatives from Copenhagen - including architect Lene Mirdal - who were asked to explore these themes using techniques from their own discipline.
Lene's work, titled "Til Bords" (to the table) turns the stage into a giant dinner party with a 3 course perfume menu. At the mid-point of the dinner, a specialist from a range of fields - from philosphy to architecture - gives a speech which explores Kafka's themes in their own work.
Gerard Reinmuth discussed Zizek, the Tasmanian dams debate and environmental and cultural sustainability as he moved through the themes of fear, identity, foreignness, power and hierarchy, concluding with a reference to the masterclass currently underway in Aarhus.