Thursday, November 12, 2015

Pilgrimage to the Site of Waste Windows | A Memorial Service

Pilgrimage to the Site of Waste Windows - A Memorial Service | Brydee Rood in collaboration with the Schöppingen Firemen's Band | Site: Daldrup Kunststoffverabeitung Schöppingen during the KWW Artist Residency, Art Science Economy Fellowship with Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen.
During the Arts Science Economy Residency with Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen I held a memorial service for waste plastic PVC windows involving a pilgrimage to the local factory site of waste PVC windows and a collaboration with the town’s Firemen’s Band. The sound installation and performance was situated directly within the factory bounds both indoors and outside amongst the mountainous piles of waste windows; broken, smashed and discarded PVC frames, heaped and strewn, peppered with glass, metal bits, foam oddities formed a new landscape within the existing semi industrial semi rural surrounds. Like a pilgrimage to a sacred land or temple, the act of bringing an audience to this site of collected waste became an integral part of the work. The performance was an experimental funeral composition, hinting at life cycles and reincarnation, a serenade to the windows which frame our existence; in architecture, such common things - we look out of windows everyday, separating us from the outdoors - yet here the retired windows accumulated, put out to pasture, forming a bizarre material landscape.
Images: Brydee Rood 2015