The Green Corridor welcomed Toon Fibbe from 14 November until 18 December 2022.
Conversing and intersecting physical and ethereal
realities, Toon Fibbe investigated the relationships between financial speculation,
meteorological forces and visual seduction. He has
adapted The Magic Lantern, a 1720 play by Denis
Carolet, into an animatronic operetta responding to the
first large-scale stock market crash.
Toon presented fragments of scenes and a mise-en-
scene from the animatronic operetta tentatively called
‘HOT AIR, or the devil dressed in paper’. It is based on
a 1720 play by Denis Carole that responds to the first
large scale stockmarket crash. At the time of writing
‘windtrade’ or ’trading in wind’ - became a common
way to refer to the then shockingly new immateriality
of stock market trading.
In the play the windgod Eolus is therefore invoked as a personification of this
new, speculative commerce and declares: “My goal is
to create phenomena, airs, winds fogs; I will give rain
the consistency of gold! (...) with optical illusions I
will make people see the most surprising things that