ID
G84-126-H93

Open Border - 2017

From Warming Huts at The Forks

Team: Joyce de Grauw & Paul van den Berg, from Rotterdam, Netherlands. ---- Open Border is a radical intervention in the landscape, a straight wall perpendicular to the long, linear skating trail on the Assiniboine River. The red wall can be seen from far in the contrasting white landscape. The wall creates a strong visual border. However, the warming hut is physically accessible over the entire width. Open Border has a narrow interior space where visitors can take shelter and warm-up. Once accessed, visitors become part of a fully red world. The transparent, red facades are made of insulating and draft-resistant strips, so warmth is held together. The sunlight creates a red, glowing effect on the surrounding snow. The interior walls are made of transparent, colored strips that create a series of contiguous spaces. In the middle of the hut the spaces are large, so skaters can easily pass. Towards the edge of the river the colors are warmer, the spaces smaller and the atmosphere more intimate.

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Title

Open Border - 2017


ArtMoi ID

G84-126-H93


Artist

Warming Huts at The Forks


Caption

Team: Joyce de Grauw & Paul van den Berg, from Rotterdam, Netherlands. ---- Open Border is a radical intervention in the landscape, a straight wall perpendicular to the long, linear skating trail on the Assiniboine River. The red wall can be seen from far in the contrasting white landscape. The wall creates a strong visual border. However, the warming hut is physically accessible over the entire width. Open Border has a narrow interior space where visitors can take shelter and warm-up. Once accessed, visitors become part of a fully red world. The transparent, red facades are made of insulating and draft-resistant strips, so warmth is held together. The sunlight creates a red, glowing effect on the surrounding snow. The interior walls are made of transparent, colored strips that create a series of contiguous spaces. In the middle of the hut the spaces are large, so skaters can easily pass. Towards the edge of the river the colors are warmer, the spaces smaller and the atmosphere more intimate.