The „office of useless words“ is a mobile, temporary office-installation: a table, chairs, index cards, stamps, pinboard & a potted plant & poet / performer Dirk Huelstrunk as office clerk.
During office hours, you can hand in words you don’t need and don’t want to use anymore. You will sign with date and name, stating you don’t want to use these words again, stamping your word officially “useless”. In return you will get a surprise word you can fill with new exciting meaning.
Useless words will be registered & displayed.
The office of useless words usually finishes with a live-performance & transformation of useless words into poetry. It is possible to invite guest artists or local artists for guest performances and/or discussion.
It is suited for art & poetry festivals, libraries, public events, congresses or other institutions. It is an ideal add-on for art & language events but also works as a stand-alone project in any place where people meet and pass.
It works in any language.
It can be used as a meeting point or a place for readings / performances.