Abwesenheit – Absence 2022 • Customs Intervention / Belgium – Germany
Intervention of the former Belgian Customs located in Ostbelgien border with Germany.
Made thanks to the invitation of the Kunst und kultur in Kopchen am grenzübergang belgien und deutschland. KUKUK A.C. (Art and culture in Kopchen, Civil Association).
Various interpretations are proposed in the exhibition, which Cristian Pineda represents or abstracts as a border code. It processes earth, stone and wood in a kind of «frontier laboratory». In doing so, it creates a bridge between the historical references of the place and its current life as a free transit to the European interior.
The intervention in the Belgian Customs includes a ground installation and an accompanying audiovisual, an intervention in the windows of the Customs, sculptures, paintings and an outdoor stone installation.
Parallel action of Abwesenheit • Absence
Meeting of refugee women from the women’s café in La Aduana. Refugee women symbolically using customs for their monthly meeting, which this time will be open to the public. It was a special intervention to listen, exchange and experience different perspectives from and beyond borders.