Egied Simons

Window of opportunity (2004)

Window of opportunity

VS - de Vrije Schuur (VS - the Free Shed)

de Vrije Schuur, Rotterdam

6 - 7 November 2004

50 x 30 x 22 cm


As lords of the manor a number of cats dominate the home gardens of a block of houses in Rotterdam-North. From roofs and balconies they control this -to them- public space ? fences only act as observation posts. The inhabitants are studied and at best tolerated.

In this micro cosmos there is a separate shed that symbolizes living in a home garden. As a corner block a glass tray with mice is inserted, as a window on the world: mice versus cats and men versus surroundings. Anyone is estimating their own opportunities.

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