maandag 28 april 2008

monumental error / monumentale vergissing

The white/red "M" sign on old buildings in Eindhoven is the sign for a municipal-monument-status.



There are quite a few nice old buildings in Eindhoven (well...the ones that were either not bombed away in the second world war or were spared from demolition in the post-WWII years, in the battle for a "modern" Eindhoven) that don't have this "monument status" and in theory can be demolished for another ugly shopping mall or real-estate project for instance. And that happened quite a few times.


Photo-rendering of a project that will be build on the spot of a demolished 1920's house, sadly returning in the facade of yet another polished shopping mall.

This gave me the idea to make it into a sticker and thus giving any random object a monumental status and simultaneously downplaying the official version, hereby questioning it's "cultural value" in relation to it's economical value and linking it to the questionable city-cleaning frenzy of the past years.





3 opmerkingen:

dwaesha zei

thanks for the suitable description of my art-work ;)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwaesha/879424012/

gl zei

great idea! cool to see the blog alive!

ckoe zei

The story of great minds that think alike...
http://monumentencommissie.web-log.nl/