EVA being the lighthouse 
Duration: 3 hours
Part of: project 'Kunst Corso'
Culturele Stelling Amsterdam
Eva Schippers built the command center of a lighthouse in 10 days for the cultural Stelling Amsterdam [CSA], using found and donated material. The lighthouse was part of a Kunst Corso, driving through the city of Amsterdam together with 12 other artists/initiatives to draw attention to getrification and cultural poverty of Amsterdam.
An archaic object of emergency architecture, stationary and disused, is set in motion during the Korso. A city and a world where there seems to be no place for culture anymore, while it is precisely art that moves people, takes them along, shows a different side, encourages thinking, gives our lives meaning. A rogue beacon.
During the tour, Eva Schippers invited Semna van Ooy [part of Culturele Stelling Amsterdam] and Tara Karpinsky [part of Pink Pont Express] to get in and have a conversation, overlooking the city. In the lighthouse, collected from cupboards, construction waste, household items, second-hand lamps and bathroom mirrors, the artist and her guests keep the lamp moving manually during the conversation.
Let's keep moving!
Article about the project in Het Parool, April 15th, 2022 CLICK here.