600 x 600 x 35 cm, wood. Scale models, different sizes. Amsterdam (2012)
Part of “A Festival of Choices” Master of Fine Arts Graduation 2012 Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam
"The exhibition "Platforms for Civil Resistance", hosted by
DeSERVICEGARAGE, is the first stage of an ongoing project in which
different dilemmas concerning 'the protester', public space and power
will be questioned and criticized. By proposing 5 architectural
structures, new gestures are given to various forms of civil resistance.
The monumental architecture, designed with the idea of a park
landscape, can exist as permanent objects that facilitate the continuous
development of pluralistic ideologies to ‘organization'.
questions arise. What is the need to structure and institutionalize
civil resistance, will this lead to liberalization or restrictions? When
a specific location is appropriate and designated as the ‘ultimate
protest place’, what happens to the urge to protest? And will the
protester benefit the aestheticization of his appearance? These and
other questions will be discussed in the debate on 15 July. A closing
event of the exhibition where various speakers in the fields of
activism, art, architecture and politics will be invited."
Update: An extension of the project will take place at the Haarlemmermeerpolder during 'Open City', July / September 2013. Commissioned by Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, curated by Alice Smits.