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, a mental healthcare institution in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Interesting about the project is the idea that a piece of intimacy is created within the public sphere. It enables people to find a bit of privacy, however, nothing is locked up. Speaking about the Erotic City, these cabins at least give a new perspective on public space, and therefore offer a new urban functionality. It changes feeling and creates excitement. Let’s see what happens! The cabins will be opened on Thursday September 3 and introduced by the artists themselves. Come by and have a drink at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht.