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Thanks to artist Rob Olins and photographer Anders Gramer great pictures where made of the Horizon Pavilion during its exhibition at the South Bank in London. From February 23rd to April 20th 2012 the Horizon Pavilion featured at a wonderful location on top of one of the terraces of the National Theatre.
The National Theatre is located in between the London Eye, the Hayworth Gallery and Tate Modern.
The Horizon Pavilion is an attempt to invoke the open, tranquil, Dutch flatland in the busy city of London. Entering the pavilion through a doorway, one enters a corridor-like structure of open metal frames which twist and widen to towards a large window. The large reflective surfaces of the window obscure most of the street view leaving just a narrow horizontal strip. The mirrors above and below this reflect the sky and give the illusion of a wide Dutch horizon: just water, land and cloudy sky.
The way people claim and use spaces is intriguing. By creating a border, space is defined and given a name and purpose. Both in the private and the public realm these borders define our spatial experience. Are in you or are you out? crosses boundaries by being a physical transition between one place and another. It’s a Tent trailer for the great outdoors, but with a twist. It addresses a strange paradox:
Why do many go out to the countryside and bring a fenced off miniature version of their home comforts? Why do people need the safety of home when going outdoors? Doors, walls or fences are used to define the border between inside and outside, city versus countryside, public versus private, yours versus mine. They imply a culture and feeling of belonging that often accompanies these (invisible) lines. Are you in or are you out? is an effort to make people more conscious of the space they choose to be in and how they interact with it.
The Horizon Pavilion is being made at FluxMetal in London.
Photos by Alexander David
A view from the inside:
A view as a whole:
Jenske Dijkhuis is proud to announce to be the winner of FIRST@108 Public Art Award ! At the award ceremony in London on the 23rd of March Studio Jenske Dijkhuis was proclaimed this years winner of FIRST@108 with The Horizon Pavilion. This competition organised by the Royal British Society of Sculptors gives artists and designers the opportunity to develop and produce a work for the public domain. In October of this year the result will be on public display for four months at the Societyʼs garden in London, England. Afterwards it will likely move to Canary Wharf to be exhibited there.
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