Bart Drost has been able to do many work periods as artist in residence. In November he was the guest of POPOP in this capacity and worked for one month in the former tax office in Nijmegen.Five days a week from 09-17h he worked 'at the office'.
He was very surprised at the start of his work period in the abandoned office space allocated to him, to find in a cardboard box, among other things, thirty sheets of lined paper written in a convulsive handwriting. With red ears he read the notes (of a former civil servant?) and he had no doubts that he would make at least some of these absurd writings public. While reading he made 54 pencil drawings and collected them together with the text fragments in the booklet 'zonwering' .
In addition to the brooding, bizarre, confused and sometimes confusing world that is evoked in the notes, Drost created a sober counter-image by means of a subtle intervention in the office space.