Installation, visual essay, typeface, silkscreen
Brachen Siedlung was a mobile festival which was held at three locations (Nijmegen, Duisburg, Arnhem). It was a part of Ruhr area as Cultural Capital 2010.
With Ruhr in our minds, we asked ourselves the following questions.
How is nature presented to man?
Can a coal landscape covered with snow go along for the Alps?
What effect does the Industrial Revolution had on nature?
Did mankind, through its evolution, make a next nature?
Can a landscape also be mobile these days?
With this in mind another day created in collaboration with Joris Budel a visual essay about human made (industrial landscapes). To give the whole project a stronger identity, another day also created a custom made typeface, inspired by the Rurh industrial area.
The biggest part of the project was the installation. we transformed an oldschool nissan prairie into a mobile factory. The mobile factory had a time, every 20 minutes the factory produced (co2 friendly) alot of smoke what was hanging over the whole festival. And there was a second section, filled with smoke and mysterieues music created by jorge where you saw a handmade silhouette of a mountain neon sign .