This construction made by architect Alexander Lefebre and artist Jetske Verhoeven popped up during the alternative art event Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam. It’s a small temporary movie theatre used to show a film by Jetske Verhoeven about abandoned places. The construction called Upon, refers to ‘once upon the time in the west’ and is inspired by the good old saloon you can find in a stereotypical Western movie. 730 Orange crates were used to create an experience comparable with visiting the dilapidated houses and motels in the Wild West. Here on the prairie the ever blowing wind is always tangible through the open windows and doors of the abandoned wooden cowboy houses. The open spaces in the walls of this cottage provide an additional atmosphere supporting the projected film. Check out the (Dutch) video below to find out more about Upon.
“When they don’t do it, we must do it.” That is what Juliana Santacruz Herrera must have thought when she started repairing the potholes in the streets of Paris with colorful strips of yarn. Randomly placed in cracks and breaks, her designs result in a colorful addition to the urban lay-out. It’s always good to…Read more →
On this blog we’re looking for an interpretation of the Erotic City. Within this third post regarding that topic, we freely interpretate the public installation shown above. Rotating Shelters is a project by the German artist duo Winter/Hörbelt. Recently they designed these colourful round ‘cabines’ as a part of the redesign of the newly laid-out courtyard of the Willem Arntsz Huis,…Read more →
In the district of Lombok in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands, the first pop-up lounge has been placed. Pop-Up, a piece of furniture for public space, is a design of Carmela Bogman and Rogier Martens.Read more →
Today I stumbled upon the work of New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani, who invented a no-nonsense, effective and creative form of sticker art by taping up the walls and streets of his city. Nihalani’s creations add an extra layer to public space, forcing the passengers-by to stop for a moment and view walls or stoop from a different perspective….Read more →