Between the Zijpendaalseweg
and the large pond, you will find a special parliament, which also provides an
equally special way of commenting on the current immigration crisis in Europe.
The parliament is in the shape
of a star, a reference
to the stars on
the EU flag, and it is made of the most prominent symbol of migration over
water: the life jacket. Inside, you hear different people commenting on the
crisis, screaming and cheering as if they were football fans.
These are the encouraging
voices of people who have come up with new ideas for current issues in Western
society. How do we approach integration? How can we show solidarity? How can we
learn from each other? How can we participate?
KUNSTrePUBLIK is an artists
collective from Berlin, which for more than ten years has been examining the
potential, and the limitations, of art in public space. For SONSBEEK ’16, they
ask you to contribute your own constructive comment via www.vvestlife.eu, and
they will transform your comment into a “stadium symphony”, which will be
played in the parliament. Instead of applauding the Dutch national football
team during the European Championship, you can now chant new ideas for Europe.