Interventions

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BASKETBALL COURT #7 – SØNDERBORG – 1992

A full size (but incomplete) basketball court was painted on a parking lot.

 

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BASKETBALL COURT #5 – BARCELONA – 1992

A section of a basketball court is painted to scale onto the foundation of a partly demolished building.

 

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BASKETBALL COURT #6 – AMSTERDAM – 1992

A small part of a basketball court was painted in a newly built housing development.
Some time later the city council placed a basketball hoop (in the wrong spot!).

 

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SANDBOX – AMSTERDAM – 1996

Paving stones removed with sand and toys added to create a child’s play area.

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER #1 – AMSTERDAM – 1995

A fire extinguisher affixed to a postbox. In case of emergencies.

 

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FIRE EXTINGUISHER #14 – DEN HAAG – 1995

A fire extinguisher affixed to an information board.

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Translation newspaper clipping:

MYSTERIOUS FIRE EXTINGUISHER

The Hague – All of a sudden it was there. A beautiful red fire extinguisher, attached
to an information board at the corner of Reigersburgenweg and Bezuidenhoutseweg.
Useful in case of a fire. Although….the fire extinguisher is thoroughly chained to one
of the posts of the information board. In case of fire you really need a saw to cut
it loose. Not so convenient. Our inquiry about the how and why of this incomprehensible
device has not yet lead to any insight. A spokesman for the fire department said: ‘We
didn’t put it there’. The community centre Mariahoeve: ‘No, we don’t know anything about
it, ask the local council’. They couldn’t tell us anything either. Chairman Roel questions
the usefulness of the device. ‘If it‘s not attached well, it will be gone straight away,
and if it is attached too well, you can’t use it. I don’t know either’.

 

dangerous

DANGEROUS! – ROTTERDAM – 2005

A banner added to a children’s playground.
The work suggests it has been put there by a concerned parent.

 

for free

FOR FREE! – ROTTERDAM – 2005

A sign added to a pile of paving stones.
Commenting on the notion of ownership of building materials in public space.

 

hotel

HOTEL #3 – ROTTERDAM – 1992

Self adhesive lettering added to a subway entrance. Inviting all vagrants and junkies to spend the night there.

 

ladies & gentlemen

LADIES & GENTS #1 – BERLIN – 1993

Self adhesive lettering added to park benches.

 

crossing

CROSSING IN NATURE – AMSTELVEEN – 1993

Road marks for pedestrians and cyclists painted onto
an asphalted path through a man made forest.

 

water geven

GIVE WATER PLEASE – ROTTERDAM – 2004

Paper attached to tree stump.

 

grow your own

GROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES – ROTTERDAM – 2004

A hand-painted sign placed in an open, sandy section
of a larger stone tile plaza in Rotterdam.

 

bench-vices

BENCH VICES – BODEGRAVEN – 1996

Two bench vices bolted to a picnic bench on a highway parking lot. For practical / recreational use.

 

screwdrivers

SCREWDRIVERS – NAARDEN – 1996

On a highway parking lot holes were drilled through a phone booth shelf to make a place for a set of screwdrivers.

 

cloakrooms

CLOAKROOMS – AMSTERDAM / COL DU CORBIER – 1994

A sprayed piece of metal with coat hooks attached added to a tramstop signpost and a piece of wood with coat hooks

attached to a roadside welcome sign in the French Alps.

 

beer

BEER – VALKENSWAARD – 1997

Crates of beer placed at the back entrances of a four storey apartment block.

Addressing questions of ownership.

 

mineral-water

MINERAL WATER – LANDSMEER -1994

A rack with mineral water bottles added to an information sign

in a recreational area.

 

cup

CUP – AMSTERDAM – 1996

A drinking cup placed by a canal side. A public service.

 

salt & pepper

SALT & PEPPER – WIEN – 1996

Holes drilled and salt & pepper sets added to picnic tables in a park in Vienna.

 

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DOG FOOD – WIEN – 1996

Four bowls of dog food placed in a subway entrance. A public service.

 

hay rack

HAY RACK – AMSTERDAM – 1996

A feeding place for horses created in a 19th century neighbourhood.

 

bird table

BIRDHOUSE – AMSTERDAM – 1997

The top of a tree removed to make place for a birdhouse. A public service for birds.