Proposal for a mountain in public space

Synthetic material, fiberglass, steel, polystyrene, wood, scale model trees and people
Dimensions variable
Drawing by Joost Halbertsma

Here exhibited at Ontmoeten in de openbare ruimte van morgen. A groupshow about meeting in public space in the Netherlands of the future.
‘Mountain in public space’ proposes to bring back the element of danger in public space to promote social cohesion.

“We need wilderness because we are wild animals. Everyone needs a place where he can go to go crazy in peace. For the terror, freedom, and delirium. Because we need brutality and raw adventure, because men and women first learned to love in, under, and all around trees, because we need for every pair of feet and legs about ten leagues of naked nature, crags to leap from, mountains to measure by, deserts to finally die in when the heart fails” Edward Abbey