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Archeopterix

Packing, Handle With Care

2003
Geldershoofd (temporary)
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www.adambeeldenva1900.blogspot.nl:
Deze boom op een balkon, aan de zuidkant van Geldershoofd, is ontworpen door de Russische kunstenaarsgroep Archeopterix. Het kunstwerk uit 2003 bestaat uit verf en staal. De tekst Handle with care slaat op de bedoeling van de kunstenaarsgroep: ze zien de mensen die in de grote ‘woondozen’ van de moderne stad wonen als breekbare wezens die voorzichtig behandeld moeten worden.

www.listserv.buffalo.edu:
"Packing Geldershoofd" by Archeopteryx (Izhevsk). The art group Archeopteryx from Izhevsk (Russia) proposes to execute their project PACKING on the blind façade of one of the large High-rises of the Bijlmer district (Amsterdam South East), called Geldershoofd". The high-rise will disappear within a few years as part of an urban restructuring plan. The original idea of the Package action was to mark 9-storey housing blocks (the traditional Russian standardised housing "boxes") in various Russian cities with giant painted protection labels, normally used on transport boxes. The traditional meaning of these labels is apparently projected onto the residents inside these "boxes", urging to protect the people inside: DO NOT WET, DO NOT BREAK, HANDLE WITH CARE.

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www.adambeeldenva1900.blogspot.nl:
this tree on a balcony, on the South side of Gabriel head, was designed by the Russian artists ' group Archeopterix. The work of art from 2003 consists of paint and steel. The text Handle with care refers to the intention of the artists ' group: they see the people living in the large ' boxes ' of the modern city living as fragile beings who must be treated carefully.

www.listserv.buffalo.edu:
"Packing Geldershoofd" by Archeopteryx (Izhevsk). The art group Archeopteryx from Izhevsk (Russia) proposes to execute their project PACKING on the blind façade of one of the large High-rises of the Bijlmer district (Amsterdam South East), called Geldershoofd". The high-rise will disappear within a few years as part of an urban restructuring plan. The original idea of the Package action was to mark 9-storey housing blocks (the traditional Russian standardised housing "boxes") in various Russian cities with giant painted protection labels, normally used on transport boxes. The traditional meaning of these labels is apparently projected onto the residents inside these "boxes", urging to protect the people inside: DO NOT WET, DO NOT BREAK, HANDLE WITH CARE.