VVest Life

Chant Your Euro Song

In Sonsbeek KR aspires to create a juxtaposition of the idyllic beauty of the Sonsbeek park and the current human crisis at the southern borders of Europe by installing a ‚parliament‘ built from the most prominent object and symbol of migration over water: the life vest.

This parliament - referencing to the shape of stars found in the EU flag - is a movable platform open for citizens, refugees, politicians, activists and all those willing to comment constructively on the current situation in Europe.

Parallel to Europe’s celebration of the football championships, we want to celebrate new ideas for our Western society and ask you to state a claim! It has to be short enough, so those football fans, that cannot cheer for the Elftal this year, can bawl it out on your behalf. Our ‘parliament’ becomes a ‘bawliament’ and will allow you to question the current personal and political situation: Is Europe in a crisis of values? How can we practise solidarity? Who can participate? How can we approach inclusion, integration and mutual learning? Let us know and we will transform the best claims to a proper stadium symphony to be heard in the ‚Bawliament of Life VVest‘ in Sonsbeek Park.

Operational time

04.Juni - 18. September 2016
Sonsbeek Park Arnheim

VVestlife is an artwork by KUNSTrePUBLIK (Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Harry Sachs) invited by the Jakarta artist collective ruangrupa,  produced for Sonsbeek 2016.

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