WORKSHOP/ Bring Your Floaties
WORKSHOP/ Bring Your Floaties

10-The-Château-©-Domaine-de-Boisbuchet--1024x852THE WORKSHOP: Bring Your Floaties  / from 23 july till 29 july 2017

About Boisbuchet

Every year, the most inspiring architects & designers from all over the world, are invited to give a week-long workshop at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in South-West France. Every tutor takes into account the inspiring natural environment, and crafts a theme for participants to build upon. Every single workshop is a unique hands-on experience, with the guarantee of learning by doing with materials and tools provided by Boisbuchet. Throughout the week, participants get insight on the process & techniques of top designers, and have the opportunity to connect with like-minded, passionate people.

Bring Your Floaties

Van Munster’s contemporary installations are to be found mostly in public spaces, where the surroundings play an important role in the way they are experienced. He chooses a location that suits his sketch, idea or else and then makes a work especially for that specific location. Now it’s your turn!

The lake at Domaine de Boisbuchet is your exhibition space. For your inspiration, take an event that has been in the newspaper prior to your arrival in France. And if you are not inspired by one of these news events, choose the location itself as your source of inspiration to create a site-specific work on/in/under the water…

Bring some dry socks and your floaties… a swimming certificate is considered advisable.

THE TUTOR
Van Munster’s contemporary autonomous installations are mostly site-specific.
Take his mirage “Under heaven 02”, for example, in a desolate tunnel under a highway and surrounded by an iron fence. It is impossible to get there, no matter how tempting this plastic oasis looks. Or see the work “Fortuna“: the life-sized, seaworthy ship he placed, keeled over on its side, right in the heart of the financial district of Amsterdam.

Although Leonard’s pieces at first glance have a cheery or boyish look to them, there are more subversive ideas at their base. Recurrent underlying themes as desire, nostalgia and the search for happiness against better judgment. The pleasant appearance of his work has the effect of a layer of pink sugar frosting, creating a contradictory feeling. Most of Van Munster’s objects are exhibited in the public domain and can only be viewed for a short time. What remains are the memories and a photo…

THE VENUE
For over 25 years, Domaine the Boisbuchet, has been organising interdisciplinary workshops. Participants from all over the world live and work here together with noted designers, architects, and artists – not to come up with perfect results, but to gain insights into the creative process and the challenges involved.

**Accommodation & Food is included in the Workshop price**

More info: https://www.boisbuchet.org/bring-your-floaties-with-leonard-van-munster/

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