Crying tree

Cry­ing tree — For­mer Bijlmer prison -

Cry­ing tree
This foun­tain encir­cles the chest­nut tree that has been grow­ing in the for­mer “Bijlmer­ba­jes” since 1978. This build­ing, which pre­vi­ously serves as tem­po­rary accom­mo­da­tion for refugees and recog­nised asy­lum seek­ers. In a changed set­ting like this, the place where peo­ple can meet each other.
Drops of water trickle down from the tree’s crown into the source below. The droplets call tears to mind… tears to grief, but also of happiness.

 Karin Hildur [Kajsa] Ollon­gren — Open­ing: Lola lik, dat naast het asiel­zoek­er­scen­trum (azc) in de voor­ma­lige Bijlmer­ba­jes huist.

19424092_1498440616845022_8462192491729746910_n Photo: M. Immink

At the invi­ta­tion of Tijdelijk Museum, curated by N. Faber

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