The aim of the installation was primarily to raise questions and frame problems concerning mechanisms determining the contemporary physical environment, highlighting the spatial dimension of politics and the political dimension of architecture. It also addressed the reality of contemporary landscape more and more defined by large-scale infrastructure and intermingling of the technological and the natural, as well as touching issues like the future of energy, the construction of notions of beauty and ugliness, etc. In spite of the biennial and similar institutions and events, presenting the Sunday side of architecture, the reality of the environment surrounding us depends on a lot of other factors beside the creative intentions of the architect such as economic objectives, political decisions and deals, various norms, standards and regulations. Thus the installation also commented on the architect's position and role in relation to power.
At the same time, the installation worked as a powerful piece of public space sculpture in itself, confronting the viewer unexpectedly as a tangible, inescapable and massive real thing, inviting numerous multi-layered interpretations.
Commissioner: Laila Põdra, Estonian Ministry of Culture
Curator: Ingrid Ruudi
Authors: Maarja Kask (Salto AB)
Ralf Lõoke (Salto AB)
Engineers: Teet Dooner, KTR Projekt OÜ; Nicola Ferrari, Servizi Tecnici S.l.r.
Geodesic surveyor: Andrea Sambo, Sambo & Bertolo Studio Associato
3D visuals: Villu Scheler (Salto AB)
Constructor: AS Scanweld
Local coordinator: Andrea Zausa, www.magazzino21.com
Graphic designer: Alari Orav
IT solution: Kalle Roolaid