In addition to the co-design of a number of specific solutions on the Dražovce – Industrial Park – City Park – Hidepark corridor, the first site-specific art piece was supported by the IN-HABIT project in Nitra.
This first installation is the work of the artist Igor Hanečák, who has experiences with many site-specific works and is the founder of a number of art initiatives in Slovakia. This installation was created within the residence in the premises of the partner, the cultural and community center Hidepark. Igor spent two weeks at Hidepark. At the beginning of the residence, he met with our IN-HUB partnership and the public to present his intention to install artwork in the public space of the Hidepark. During this initial meeting, the individual elements of the artwork were co-designed. Subsequently, together with several members of the Hidepark community and volunteers, he started to build this art piece of natural elements available in the area, and located it in the public park zone of the area. The art, often called by visitors of Hidepark as “the head”, can be understood as a form of geodome or biosphere. This original concept, which Igor came up with after the first days spent meditating on the Hidepark, was later elaborated by the participants in the co-creation process. Igor worked with the participants to edit his sketches. The “head” is made up of a wooden face with a dome on the top of the head – and this dome is supposed to grow green and “live its own life,” as Igor said.
“I focused on the co-designed concept of universe-in-universe, or very specific open world, as we all agreed that this is the prevailing perception of Hidepark” – Igor Hanečák has said in upcoming documentary.
The work was ceremoniously unveiled to the public during an educational event with discussions called CLIMATE CONNECTS US, also organized by the Horizint 2020 IN-HABIT project. Igor “christened” the “head” by watering the garden planted inside. Working progress was recorded by lens of filmmaker and photographer Peter Bednár, so we will soon introduce short movie about story of this site specific art. The work in space will not be forever – over time it will naturally degrade like everything else in nature. “I hope that the next time I come, I will see that the biodome has grown and is covered with greenery that goes its own way,” Igor said. Project will continue to support the creation of site-specific natural artworks.
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