French artist’s monumental cardboard towers to be built in NZ [fr]
Olivier Grossetête’s ’ephemeral architecture’ is built with the help of the audience. He is bringing his workshops to New Plymouth (August 30-September 1) and Christchurch (September 5-8).
The Marseille-born artist will organise the carboard construction workshops, which he describes as "an appointment with the population to build together a unique and ephemeral architecture.
These constructions created specifically for each location are given appointments to the people to build together a utopian architecture...a childhood dream...a collective
During the workshops, which can last six to eight hours, "the public is invited to assemble boxes of empty boxes to build a building without cranes or machine only with human power and man’s arm."
Mr Grossetête’s participation in the festivals is supported by the New Zealand France Friendship Fund.