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Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.08.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder, image: Noel Arraiz

Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder, image: Noel Arraiz

Created for the annual Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain, the Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder is an installation made with cardboard tubes with a metallic appearance atop a mosaic made of 96,000 wooden pieces.

 

 

Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder, image: Noel Arraiz

Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder, image: Noel Arraiz

Says Pink Intruder, “During the Fallas festival in Valencia held every year the ultimate goal of these installations is to be burned to celebrate the arrival of spring. In this context we built a structure entirely of cardboard and wood joints. The purpose was to investigate to what extent we could carry up this type of structure, and also to place in a traditional context a contemporary image to provoke the debate between tradition and modernity.”

 

Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder, image: Noel Arraiz

Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder, image: Noel Arraiz

“The installation represented a temple where citizens can meet and realize the power they have to change things through debate and confrontation of ideas. Hence the title Ekklesia, as this was the ancient Greek assembly that met once a year between elections to decide if someone was annoying for the polis, and if that was the case expel him from the city for ten years.”

 

Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder, image: Noel Arraiz

Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder, image: Noel Arraiz

“The facility was visitable and columns were screen printed with real political messages with critical messages of citizens, trying to highlight the emptiness of political discourse and the need to provide it with content to generate discussion and be owners of our future.”

 

Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder, image: Noel Arraiz

Ekklesía Pavilion by Pink Intruder, image: Noel Arraiz

“The stage on which the installation was settled was a mosaic of 96,000 pieces based on designs of Nolla Mosaic, a traditional Valencian ceramic that was lost in the middle of 20th century. On the one hand its function was highlight a lost heritage and to emphasize that any innovation in a traditional context should be based on a thorough knowledge of tradition.”

 

PROJECT DATA
Authors: Miguel Arraiz García / David Moreno Terrón (pinkintruder)
Location: Valencia, Spain
Year: March 2015
Area: 144 sqm
Coolaborators: ARAE Patrimonio, Asociacion Cultural Falla Cronista, Retales, Josep Martí, Barret Films, Led Visuals, Ignite, Valencia Vibrant, Choreoscope, Visorifashionart
Client: A.C.F Nou Campanar
Cardboard supplier: ALPESA
Wood supplier: ALPISA

 

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