Totem Today
Prologue

2008
Intervention Weekend PAMFLAT
Subway track
Bijlmer, Amsterdam

Totem Today is the title of the work Jennifer Tee made as her contribution for the Intervention Weekend in the Southeast area of Amsterdam. Part of this Intervention Weekend is the poster-magazine PAMFLAT. The columns of the subway tracks between the Ganzenhoef- and Kraaiennest- stations function as a ceremonial environment for the perfor­mance event. In the project Totem Today, residents carefully position Word-Totems in this landscape, which is particular for de Bijlmer. These totems carry words such as Be longing, Tussenstaat, Local Myths, Glimpse of Real Life and The Everyday. In this way, the daily surroundings are purposely interrupted and overwhelmed by a poetic gesture.