Open End | Grand-Hornu, Belgium | 2008
Park life #001 Domesticator Props
Park life #002 Public Fireplace
Park life #003 Burn-Me pieces
Park Life seeks to reconsider everyday life as a luxury leisure sport.
In Catalonia, midsummer night is traditionally celebrated by lighting big fires. For a few hours Barcelona is turned into a theme park playing with fire.
Open-End exhibits several Park Life elements related to fire: Domesticator Props: fire as the central axis of the house; home and fire as elements of appropriation, occupation and ‘domestication’ of non-urbanized contexts. Public Fireplace: a playground, a stadium in a public space where you can play with fire. Burn-Me Pieces: woodpile which functions as a technical kit and a product originating from the isolation of the fire for security reasons, from its persecution by environmental themes and from the transformation of fire from a basic need into a sport, from an instrument into a lifestyle product.
Open-end exhibition Grand-Hornu, Belgium
22.06 - 05.10.2008
Photo Inga Knölke 2008