Art with people
I have worked on several art projects which I have called gesellschaftkunstwerke”. This could be translated into english to mean “society art works” or “social plastics”. I do not think that the direct translation works so well so I have decided to call this block “art with people”. The concept of “art with people” is simple, The projects conceived for this genre have a political dimension or are of social relevance.
The "betonzeitschiene" was also an example of a "society art work" created with the help of local citizens. I thought of it as being a revitalising urban micro-implantation placed into the city substance. A collecting point for history and story telling. My hope was that it could provide the motor needed for the re-development of the wasteland in the interests of the people living in the area.