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Temporary Architecture, Shelter

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June 25th 2016 – July 4th 2016

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Experimental

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Roskilde
Denmark

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
November 11th, 2017

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Ricardo Gomes and Gabriela Raposo from KWY in collaboration with Warehouse (Sebastião de Botton, Malin Mohr, Ricardo Morais and Rúben Teodoro) designed the work Flagship Shelters - Bottle Collectors VIP for the 2016 edition of Roskilde Festival. The work was located at the Art Zone and part of the overall artistic theme ‘equality’ and is inspired by three of the most exclusive and prominent fashion stores’ headquarters in Tokyo designed by super-star architects. SUPERFLEX has interpreted the world-class architecture and downscaled it into shed-size structures made in basic, accessible materials, such as wood and translucent plastic canvas.

The shelters functioned as exclusive, recreational VIP-lounges for the bottle and refund collectors at the festival, offering a number of accommodation services such as refreshments, food and charging stations. For several years Roskilde Festival has witnessed a conflict between the festival visitors and the bottle collectors: Flagship Shelters / Bottle Collectors VIP is the artistic processing and examination of this socio-economical conflict. The artwork seeks to challenge the conventional social and economic structures in society as well as at Roskilde Festival, where the implementation of a wristband hierarchy gives access to different privileges. The work is a critical commentary on the growing social and economical inequality and reflects on Roskilde Festival as a place where the majority come to party and listen to music, but where there is also a large number of people to whom it is an essential, economic income to collect refund during the festival.

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