for the ms dockville music festival in hamburg, EVOL has installed a miniature city beneath the open fields of the countryside
berlin-based artist EVOL has installed a miniature city beneath the countryside of rural hamburg, germany, in a project for the ms dockville arts and music festival in august. the project was completed over the course of eight days and will remain at least through the festival's close on august 14th.
EVOL's work typically transforms urban spaces into miniature cities by pasting spraypainted stenciled images of walls and windows over planters, power boxes, and other structures. about the current installation, among his first in a rural setting, he reflects:
'as I came [to the site] first, that's what I found: endless meadow, trees and blue sky. not exactly what I play with usually. so I decided to cut open the idyll, and pretend there is no endless meadow, but only rooftop-gardens of the disgust underneath.'
view from above, at ground level
detail from base
installing the struts and infrastructure
placing the walls
the artist at work
closer view during construction
installing the lighting system
at the studio, the paper prints in process, with stencils visible in foreground