Interventions

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BASKETBALL COURT #7 – SØNDERBORG – 1992
A full size (but incomplete) basketball court was painted on a parking lot.
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 (but in the wrong place).
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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.
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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.
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CROSSING IN NATURE – AMSTELVEEN – 1993
Road marks for pedestrians and cyclists painted onto an asphalted path through a man made forest.
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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.
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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 – LANDSMEER -1994
A rack with mineral water bottles added to an information sign
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CUP – AMSTERDAM – 1996
A drinking cup placed by a canal side. A public service.
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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.
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UPDATED SCULPTURE #20 – NIJMEGEN – 2006
Smiley stickers added to an abstract sculpture from 1991 by Carel Visser.
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UPDATED SCULPTURE #9 – AMSTERDAM – 2006
Masks added to ‘Monument gefusilleerde verzetstrijders’ (1954) by Jan Havermans.
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UPDATED SCULPTURE #16 – AMSTERDAM – 2006
Dutch flag added to the sculpture ‘Scheibe’ (1996) by the German artist Ulrich Rückriem.
UPDATED SCULPTURE #11
UPDATED SCULPTURE #11 – DEN HAAG – 2006
Balloons added to the sculpture ‘Vreugde’ (1962) by Rob Pleysier.