EVA builds a lighthouse 2.0, 2022 20 days residency & performance Strandlab, Almere
During a building period of 10 days artist Eva Schippers builded a 6,5 meter lighthouse at Strandlab Almere with donated and found materials. Then she was open for 10 days and visitors could get a tour and/or a talk with the artist about [waiting for an] emergency. 53 people came by for a talk and this resulted in drawings, audio recordings and other documentation. Since 2020 Schippers builds her installations with donated and found materials: This started with the build of a spaceship in the Vondelbunker in Amsterdam, and has become an important part of her practise.
Thanks everyone for donating and making the ligthouse happen!
CLICK to go to the project website of EVA builds a lighthouse.EVA builds a lighthouse, 2022 Installation/performance 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.
Movieclip about the project CLICK here.