Playground Pavilion

14 Kortrijk 1302, Begijnhofpark indoor

tue-sun 13h-17h (mon closed)

Material: wood, painted wood, acrylic glass, polypropylen, textiles, metal 70 x 180 x 140 cm

The idea according to Barbara Davi was, “[…]to create a kind of pavilion which belongs to a park in the city. Nicely situated in the green, the pavilion may be used for leisure time. It may be used by anybody: kids, youngsters and adults. It functions as a meeting point, a place to hang out, it gives shelter and is a playground for kids too. The architecture may remind us of modernist buildings which function as a playful element in this context. The architectural structure is made from different materials combined with strong colours, like a collage. From every angle, there is a different ‘image’ to see. The coloured lines and surfaces are playful elements too. The structure is assembled in an open manner. It feels as if one could extend it anytime (at least by thought)”.

The sculpture Playground Pavilion, is a scaled model for an installation in a public space. It is a playful and colourful object or structure that functions as a meeting place and a kind of postmodern playground. In a way, it is a creation reminiscent of Mike Kelley’s Testroom Containing Multiple Stimuli to Elicit Curiosity and Manipulatory Responses (2001), another artwork calling for interaction.

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