The Games Are Open – Book Publication

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Publications | No Comments

In 2010, as Vancouver’s South East False Creek began its new life as Canada’s largest ‘green’ housing development, the Berlin-based artist team of Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwasser used materials recycled from the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Athletes’ Village to create a situation of exchange and cooperation. Over a nine-week period, the artists and curator led a team of 36 volunteers and students in the construction of a hollow, larger-than-life bulldozer whose empty cavities were filled with soil and compost to hasten the artists’ intent for the artwork to decompose and provide fodder for new growth.