Artstation makes huge architectural paper installations
and structures. These works of art are monumental and
beautiful. They also reflect the locations in which they
are produced. The company’s work has been seen in Japan,
Canada, Australia, London and many other locations in
Europe. The artists are no strangers to Brussels and during
the 2000 celebrations when the capital was a European
Cultural City, Artstation created an installation, shown
at the Musée des Beaux Arts. Many hundreds of the city’s
children came to hear stories inside about the city of
the future. This was made in collaboration with Brussels
artists Bob Vandenbroele and Liz Scrivenger.
The company returned to Brussels in early February when
Glenn Davidson the co-director of Artstation worked with
residents at Le Petit Chateau one of the biggest centres
for asylum seekers in Europe, on the “Paperwork” project.
Through conversations with the residents, Glenn and his
team Wyn Mason and Hervé Gouget, created a computer design,
web-site and video reflecting on their experiences. These
ideas and images, which explore some of the issues faced
by asylum seekers, will provide the raw material for a
paper installation to be built in Cardiff’s Old Library
from 18 February.
“Paperwork” is part of Cardiff’s bid to become Europe’s
culture capital in 2008, and also sits within the ongoing
partnership between Le Petit Chateau and the British Council.
It will be launched in Brussels and Cardiff on 27 February
and 1 March respectively demonstrating the shared values
of tolerance and integration that exist in both cities.
Artstation team personnel:
Glenn Davidson & Anne Hayes lead artists / research
Wyn Mason Video production / script writer
Hervé Gouget communication / web artist / photography
For more information about Artstation, look at
their website and other links.