One year ago in Hildesheim, in the heartlands of Volkswagen, I got a chance to make art work of and about cars and about so many other things. To Germany I went, with a just about one-year-old-baby in my arms. We both had a good time and for a big surprise he even had a very very good sleep every night. Why didn't any of the sleep training books tell us just to go to Hildesheim to get a proper sleep!
"TUNNEL ZUR NORDSTADT / There are only few ways to the northern part of the city of Hildesheim. The northern part of the city is also marked in Hildesheim as a district "behind the railway". From the city centre, the Hannoversche Straße runs between the bus station and the former goods station, past a small red light district and through a tunnel under the railway line. The underpass is mainly used by car and bus traffic and is polluted by the dirt of the pigeons. During EVI LIGHTINGS this place is closed for car and bus traffic on 5 days in the evening hours. Everyone is invited to explore it on foot and at the same time to see the artistic intervention shown there. The city and regional transport will ask travellers to get off before the tunnel and to get back on buses at the ZOB behind it. An everyday place becomes an exhibition space."
This was super interesting spot for making an installation. I love it, when there is a chance to react to open public space like this. It was pretty amazing, that the festival organizers got a permission to close this street from cars.
"CAR SHOW / On display is the work "Car Show" - a site-specific work about the city, the place and cars. The car is generally more than just an object of utility or means of transport. It is a status symbol, luxury article, expression of attitude towards life, mostly male. But it is also involved in social problems and challenges. Cars are part of climate change, take up a lot of space in cities, which is lost to people. The work will take up these topics with redesigned vehicles and in connection with the specific location create an image to which visitors can relate."
Thank you Hildesheim! Thank you EVI Lichtungen! <3 <3 <3 Such good memories.