The Fireplace & The WaterholeApril 2019 -

Ildstedet og Vandhullet, The Fireplace and The Waterhole, is an art work in development by the artist duo Mathias & Mathias in collaboration with Espergærde Gymnasium and HF and Catch.

The duo Mathias & Mathias wants to create an art work that investigates how an urban space can facilitate human interactions that are both physically and intellectually stimulating, while tying together the surrounding institutions and community.

The art work takes its inspiration from the fireplace and the waterhole as the first places for interpersonal civilization. The fireplace is known as the hotbed for storytelling and the creation of identity, while the waterhole is man’s anchor point to nature. The artists have planned to integrate a waterhole with running water, a functioning fireplace, seating, a small stage and a garden that will change with the seasons. Furthermore, the artists are also working on a way to animate the pavilion through the use of 3D printed lights.

More of the idea development and prototyping is taking place at Catch, and in collaboration with the students at Espergærde Gymnasium and HF.

 

Project sketch
Mathias showing the prototypes
Mathias showing the prototypes

Mathias & Mathias

The artist duo Mathias & Mathias, Mathias Toubro and Mathias Dyhr, creates spacious narratives and they firmly believe in the art’s ability to change and affect our society to the better. They often find inspiration in the public debate, art history, and in the places where art and the public interests intersect. 

The artwork has been funded by Statens Kunstfond.