When the houses drive around the city no-one will notice that someone lives behind the huge commercial expressions. Also when parked, a collection of three of these houses look more like ‘ordinary’ advertising trailers than a village of caravan residents, which stresses the irony of the contemporary city. Apparently it’s normal to have billboards on trucks driving around, but there’s hardly any place for people with a nomadic lifestyle.
Karl Philips has a fascination for urban billboards. In the past he built an amazing apartment on the back-side of a huge billboard somewhere in Belgium. The guerrilla parasite shelter was invisible from the street but provided a small, cosy and temporary place for one person. The project also reminds us of Scribe’s more commercial billboard house in Mexico City served as a residency for graphic artists.