A Piece of Land

2010

This project was inspired by the present urbanistic development plan for Mülheim an der Ruhr which aims at repositionning the city as a major tourist’s destination within the Ruhrpot area.
The planned renovation of the City Hall, the demolition of the old Kaufhof giving way to a new shopping mall, the transformation of the municipal bathhouse into private apartments as well as the creation of a miniature Mediterranean yachting harbour are all issues which the citizens discuss with passion.
Voices of this public debate have been integrated into a collective dramaturgy which questions grandscale urban utopias as well as the individual visions for a city’s future.
Former customers, new tenants, the touristic river ship company, a local rock band and a bikers’ tribe make up this performance, invoking a new and vital usage of the public space.

 

TOUR
03-07-2010 Muelheim an der Ruhr

CREDITS

Research:

 

> Pieter Tjonck _ KFDA Program

> L’envoi de Paul Hermant _ Musiq3

> Marie Baudet _ La Libre Belgique

 

 

A piece of Land –  the movie

Video: Philippe Chatelain

 

 

 

 

 

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