EVOL: underground city at ms dockville EVOL: underground city at ms dockville
jul 29, 2011

EVOL: underground city at ms dockville

for the ms dockville music festival in hamburg, EVOL has installed a miniature city beneath the open fields of the countryside

berlin-based artist EVOL has installed a miniature city beneath the countryside of rural hamburg, germany, in a project for the ms dockville arts and music festival in august. the project was completed over the course of eight days and will remain at least through the festival’s close on august 14th.

EVOL’s work typically transforms urban spaces into miniature cities by pasting spraypainted stenciled images of walls and windows over planters, power boxes, and other structures. about the current installation, among his first in a rural setting, he reflects:

‘as I came [to the site] first, that’s what I found: endless meadow, trees and blue sky. not exactly what I play with usually. so I decided to cut open the idyll, and pretend there is no endless meadow, but only rooftop-gardens of the disgust underneath.‘

night view

view from above, at ground level

additional perspective

detail view

detail from base

beginning construction

installing the struts and infrastructure

placing the walls

the artist at work

closer view during construction

installing the lighting system

additional view

at the studio, the paper prints in process, with stencils visible in foreground

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  • what a very sensible idea !! It’s really strange ! good sensations ! thanks

    sylvbouy says:
  • Excellent! With global warming, this is a sensible solution as the earth heats up…I hope this idea is taken further and real housing is created in this way.

    Mary Anne says:
  • Really great, would love to go for a walk through it.

    clydeydoody says:
  • very interesting work.
    different

    brodba says:
  • Pretty. Cool. But what is that herd of ghosts doing in panel 12? Please, an explanation/more views of this sidelined intrigue.

    CassandraCurious says:
  • If i lived there id shoot myself.

    charles says:
  • Interesting design but it’s totally void of seeing the outdoors. I wouldn’t want to stare out and see the blank, stark ugliness of concrete walls. This design reminds of of communist Soviet Union. It may be efficient but it lacks a respect for humanity.

    alur says:
  • Sorry, but I relly think is this is very trite idea…

    Mindaugas says:
  • ummmm are people understanding that this is an art installation not architecture, it is not a real city, these are stenciled images onto carvedout walls that make this underground hallway SEEM like a tiny city? i think it’s great.

    kiera says:
  • fuun!

    v says:
  • Great work.. very interesting

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