Amusement (from the series Stolen Spaces). Performance / Public Intervention, Kitchener, Canada, 2004

During a week performance, I turned the fountain of the Kitchener City Hall, in Canada (an official and socially hostile place) into a usable and “enjoyable” area. 30 beach chairs were displayed inside it. People could take off their shoes, enter in the water and seat, while they were constantly offered drinking water. When looked from above, the fountain seemed like a canvas or background where the public could “intervene” by changing the position of the chairs after their convenience and affinity. At the end of the day, the chairs had drawn interesting maps of contemporary social dynamics.