The site-specific working intends to open up the location of art in
relation to daily life. Art therefore is not created independent of
time and place, but tries to break rules through the experience of
site-specific working, which discovers the special qualities and
impulses of a location. Through detailed examination or the
willingness to discover, the uniqueness of a place can be revealed.
In connection to the subject of HOPE,
site-specific experience offers great potentials.
The search for HOPE in cities, buildings,
stations, plazas, canteens and commercial centres, in empty, lively or
hidden places, will always be in connection with the stories and
memories of these locations.
Where is HOPE hiding? Where is HOPE to be found? How is daily life and habits
influencing thoughts? How big can HOPE be?
What function carries art in society and what is the role of HOPE? What lets people lose HOPE? How much influence has a political
situation on personal HOPE? How hopeless
is the economical situation? Who is in need of HOPE?
The question of HOPE is a question asked
and discussed at all times, in all situations of life and in all parts
of society. By examining this topic beyond bare sociological aspects
the laboratory approaches HOPE through the
means of art, resulting in the discovery of new dimensions, which
allow a more associative approach towards HOPE.