Bodies in Urban Spaces | Willi Dorner

26 November, 2009

PROJECT Bodies in Urban Spaces
LOCATION
Cities around the world
CONCEPT
Willi Dorner (Austria)
PHOTOGRAPHY
Lisa Rastl
YEAR
2007: Paris, France; Vienna, Austria
2008: Steiermark, Austria; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Philadelphia, USA; Rouen, France; Bern, Switzerland
2009: Austen, Texas; Loughborough, UK; Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France; St. Etienne, France; Berlin, Germany; Versailles, France; London, UK

“bodies in urban spaces” is a temporary intervention in diversified urban architectonical environment. The intention of “bodies in urban spaces” is to point out the urban functional structure and to uncover the restricted movement possibilities and behaviour as well as rules and limitations.

By placing the bodies in selected spots the interventions provoke a thinking process and produce irritation. Passers by, residents and audience are motivated and prompted to reflect their urban surrounding and there own movement behaviour and habits. “Bodies in urban spaces” invites the residents to walk their own city thus establishing a stronger relationship to their neighbourhood, district and town. The interventions are temporarily without leaving any traces behind, but imprints in the eye-witnesses’ memory.

Read more:
Cie. Willi Dorner Studio | Bodies in Urban Spaces

concept: Willi Dorner
photos: Lisa Rastl

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