On-going public art project in Brussels, Belgium.
Wouter De Raeve recently installed his project LINK in the city centre of Brussels. LINK is supposed to create a temporary physical connection between the Fontainas square and the Fontainas park, which forms the only public green space in this North-South axis in the centre of Brussels. LINK aims to launch a debate on a potential redefinition of this urban site. Due to its location, the Fontainas square is used by a population of great diversity.
The use of scaffolding for its material refers to public works, and aims to trigger all sorts of associations to anyone crossing the site: change, evolution, restoration, starting of larger works, and the beginning of something new. Locals and passersby are in this way involved and mobilized for the possible change that LINK aims to bring in.
LINK aims to launch a debate on a potential redefinition of this urban site. LINK does not claim to be a definite proposal for the site. It rather wishes to encourage residents and authorities to reflect upon this potential and envision a different, long-term approach for the site.
- LINK is the Brussels/Belgian contribution to the European project Green Days which takes place this summer in four European cities and focuses on the relationship between urban and natural environment
- LINK is supported by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF)
- On display until October 14th, 2011
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(Photos by Helen Hermans)