The GO11 AWARD (500,-Euro for the best Urban Alternate Use, donated by EXCHANGE RADICAL MOMENTS! Live Art Festival) goes to FIT – freie internationale tankstelle http://www.f-i-t.org/english/start.htm
Most of the voters (182) and the jury thought that FIT is the best re-use of an urban environment.
The “Urban Guide for Alternate Use” (http://www.altuseguide.com/) is a project by Scott Burnham.
FIT – Freie Internatinale Tankstelle
By Dida Zende
Gas stations as art base
Berlin (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark), Ludwigshafen (Germany), Kaufdorf (Switzerland), Miami (USA), Lochau (Austria),…
The idea of the “friendly takeover ” of abandoned gas stations worldwide and change into “FILLING STATIONS FOR THE CREATIVE SPIRIT” together with artist/non artist/community is a societal innovation and part of the social change.
Space Appropriator #3 / Junior Pro-ball
By Veronika Tzekova
Intervention, game, performance
The city of Sofia has huge parking problems. On the featured sidewalk obviously the owners of this now closed enterprise made arrangements to prevent the cars from parking, which created peculiar situation. Space Appropriator #3 uses the specificity of the sidewalk and by adding a simple chalk drawing in the shape of a football field offers an alternative experience of the place and an opportunity to practice a street game.
The series of urban interventions Space Appropriators (Urban Olympics 2011) comment on modes of use and behavior in common spaces in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria. Each Space Appropriator employs different situation in the urban fabric in order to question the Status Quo of variety of urban spaces and elements. Most of the Space Appropriators are developed in the shape of outdoors games, realized with simple media such as chalk drawing, elastic rope, stencils, stickers and etc. http://www.urbanolympics2011.hit.bg
We are a married couple who use an island in a nearby busy London park for our holidays. In the middle of the night we inflate our small plastic boat and row the short distance to set up camp on our island getaway. Although very small the island is covered in dense foliage so we can remain undetected for the duration of our stay, usually two or three nights. We made a series of holiday postcards which we send to friends detailing our island adventures.
By Hans Lerperger
Game: Urban Footballgolf
When you marry football with golf, you get a nice new game for the city! You can play foogo anytime anyplace without using anything. Just take a lighter and a key lanyard to lift one or two manhole covers in a nice place. Make a ball of whatever you can find and have fun. Foogo is fun to play and tricky too, since the manhole is vertical unlike the usual goal! Don´t forget to close the manhole later on…
By Wouter Sibum
Intervention at a viaduct near Kluut, Hoorn (NH
Hoorn, The Netherlands
Custom made bench for turning a unused staircase into a place to sit. Approx. 8 x 6 x 50m. (Intervention without permissions)
Reusing found bicycle inner tube in order to create a place to stay in a bicycle parking.
By Louisa Dawson
Ney York City, USA
‘Temporary Displacement’ is a sculpture that is a disused rubbish skip which has been turned it into a small, but functional, swimming pool. All my sculptures juxtapose everyday industrial or domestic objects to make functional absurdities to communicate between structures, objects and environments.
500 litres of of waterbased environmentally-friendly paint were dumped on Rosenthaler Platz in Berlin – a new colour in front of every traffic light: lemon yellow, chimney red, cyan blue, and purple violet. The cars drove over the paint and became ‘paint brushes’.
The action was executed anonymously. For months people were guessing whether this was a ‘Guerrilla Advertising Campaign’ or an art-work.
It is in fact a work of art by Berlin-based Dutch artist IEPE (Iepe Rubingh, born 1974) together with an anonymous crew. IEPE is known for his ‘traffic congestive actions’ in Berlin and Tokyo, as well as the raining ‘Miracle Trees’ in Singapore, Berlin and Arnsberg. Additionally, he is the inventor of the hybrid sport ‘Chess Boxing’ and is the director of the World Chess Boxing Organisation, with clubs in Siberia, London, Los Angeles and Berlin.
IEPE works “within society” or “with society”. For him, Chess Boxing is as much Social Sculpture as an independent sport. The work ‘Painting Reality’ is connected to the idea of Social Sculpture and is a picturesque implementation of it. Video: http://painting.iepe.net
By Géraldine Py & Roberto Verde
The title of this picture is “Construction abusive”, translated “Improper building”. There was a crane really close to the front building. We took the opportunity to do the project: We set a clothesline from the last floor of the building to the hook of the crane, with the cranedriver assistance. http://22-plaisir.com/pyverde/galerie-292.html#t292
Even as they are rendered obsolete by the ubiquity of smartphones, I’m interested in pay phones because they are both anachronistic and quotidian. Relics, they’re dead technology perched on the edge of obsolescence, a skeuomorph hearkening back to a lost shared public space we might no longer have any use for. Something to be nostalgic for, in the way I can’t think about a phone booth without conjuring up images of an old, impatient woman banging on the door to one while I was inside using a calling card to ask for money. And of course they are nuisance, basically pedestrian level billboards that only blight certain neighborhoods (good luck finding a payphone in Tribeca, while there are eight separate phone kiosks on one block between 108th and 109th streets and Columbus Ave). But they can also be a place of opportunity, something to reprogram and somewhere to come together and find a good book with your neighbors. http://gracefulspoon.com/blog/2011/07/06/dub-002/