Monika Gora & Gunilla Bandolin (SE): Conservatory for Discarded Pianos
Jesper Aabille (DK): Mobile Kitchen
Keri Smith (CA): The Society for Exploratpry Research
Happyspace (SE/CH): The Snailstair
Raumlabor (DE): Swing
Rebar Group (USA): Playscape of Wood and Sand + The Ground is Poisonous
Rintala/Eggertsson Architects (NO, FI, IS): Floathing Bath Pavilion
Ditte Hammerstrøm, Claus Bjerre and Jeremy Walton (DK): The Bench is yours
The eight artworks follow a route that stretches from the port site close to the city and runs parallel to the harbour entrance until it meets the open sea. As strikes the works will establish a continuous line through the harbour area that brings together spatial qualities from small intimite pockets with atmospheric caves to larger open spaces with more voluminous installations.
Based on the space of the harbour and raw materials, sand, grain, timber etc., the artists make works that offer the visitors another contact to the materials found in the area. The works melt together with the landscape and at the same time they develop it.
Inspired by play and the aim to facilitate visitor participation Urban Play has a specific focus on the use and involvement that the works can initiate. The installations’ sensuality and aesthetics are therefore crucial in order to create works that are immediately alluring and encourage further investigation.