Performance, installation, future model and research publication
The Stingerbol in Ede was originally a military training dome where the use of the FIM-92 Stinger rocket system was trained. It has been abandoned for decades and it is located where a new urban living area is to be built.
The sounds were recorded by binaural techniques in collaboration with Studio AVM.
00:00 Entering Stingerbol
00:40 Beating the walls
04:08 Reading found text ‘1825’
04:17 Opening and closing steel doors
06:09 Reading found text VOOR DE KINDEREN ZIJN ER SPEELPLEKKEN
06:44 Reading found text KEEP CLEAR AS THE INTERIOR DOORS ARE BEING RAISED OR LOWERED
07:09 Reading found text 20 AMPERE
07:18 Reading found text SNEEUW
07:22 Brushing the walls
08:57 Reading found text BOUWJAAR 1991
09:20 Reading found text START-STOP-START
09:53 Leaving Stingerbol
Stingerbol | 2019 | duratrans lightbox (40 x 30 x 8 cm), audiorecording of the sonic performance (.wav, 00:10:20), mediaplayer, headphones, dark room.
In this model for a fictitious future design, the Stingerbol is transformed into a pavillion surrounded by plants that would come up spontanuously. The pavillion would be part of a walking route. Walkers can experience the transition from outside into the interiors, they can experience the mesmerizing architecture and sound and perhaps whitness art projects. The model promotes the cleaning and restoring of the Stingerbol ans discourages any additional facilities. As a pavillion, the Stingerbol would live on as a public sculpture.
In 2021 I will end my relationship with the Stingerbol by a limited edition publication. In this book, the Stingerbol is investigated from past, present and future perspectives. The past is researched in collaboration with the soldiers who have worked inside the Stingerbol. The present is interpreted in collaboration with four artists: Remco de Kluizenaar, Sven Hamerpagt, Ole Nieling and Ienke Kastelein. The future is discussed by the fictitious proposal.
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