WORKSHOP: Domaine-de-Boisbuchet in France,

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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