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Year: 2015/2016 
Materials: wood, cardboard, glass, plexieglass, epoxy, bambu,clothes, aom.
Dimensions: 14 x 6 x 4 meters.

The was was made for the Bi-City Biennale for Architecture and Urban Planning in Shenzhen, China.
The part of the biennale Voerman participated in, 3D Collage City, was curated by Aaron Betsky.

In this installation Voerman wants to shine a light on the millions of migrantworkers in the Shenzhen region. These millions of workers, how do we fascilitate them, how do they live and work in the very young city of Shenzhen?. Can cityplanning perhaps learn something from the intimacy and the slowly evolving countryside and their villages? These workers and there talents and dreams and their creative potential will play a prominent role in Voerman’s installation and they will be involved in the installation with workshops, performances and presentations. Voerman let the workers tell about their own life. instead of focussing on architecture and city-planning Voerman wanted to focus on the actual people who live in the city. Voerman teamed up with Shenzhen poet Guo Jinniu, who was a migrantworker in factory's and constructionsites for 20 years. He started making poetry in his spare time and writes about the workers and their lives. Through his network Voerman was able to involve the workers in his program and to make a program for every Sunday-afternoon during the biennale, in which workers and former workers perform music, poetry, painting etc.to a broad public.
The inside of the cardboard pavillion with colored windows and filtered light recalls the melancholic athmosphere of memories of the millions of migrant-workers in Shenzhen of there small villages where they came from. Almost everyone in the young city of Shenzhen has there roots elsewhere.
The work also pleads for an other mentality regarding urban planning which comes very close to the ideas and thoughts in Rowe and Koetter’s book Collage City.A mentality which is more careful to existing social structures in a city and historic elements.


深圳熵值

 

艺术家若博希望通过他的艺术装置来体现深圳成千上万的民工的生活。深圳有如此多的民工远离他乡,怎样让他们在这儿也能感受到家乡的温暖呢?城市规划是否也可以从富有亲切感且又缓慢发展的乡村借鉴到什么呢?若博作品很明显的渗透着这些民工们,他们被埋没的才艺,他们所追求的梦想和他们潜在的创造力。此后举办的工作坊,活动和演讲也会围绕着民工为主题展开。

 

旧木和纸板做成的装置,彩色玻璃透过灯光折射到地上,犹如深圳成千上万的民工们,带着谈谈的忧伤和浓浓的思乡之情,回忆着家乡,回忆着家乡的人,家乡的路。通过这个作品也若博也希望能给城市规划带来一个新的角度,更加贴近建筑师RoweKoetter的合著书籍《拼贴城市》里所提及的概念,一个理想国和非理想国的结合体。

 

若博  福尔曼,荷兰

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