Street/Appropriation/Struggle researches how different forms and modes
of territorialization take place by observing those, often, subtle
mechanisms in the Witte de With Street in Rotterdam (Witte de
Withstraat). The latter are ported into a digital simulation
environment, making it possible to amplify them and bring them to their
extremes. Through this, these usually ephemeral territories are able to
turn into tangible topologies.
In the exhibition space, a simulation
engine will generate a series of scenarios based on observations of
real-life events from the Witte de Withstraat. The resulting struggle
over space will be graphically exposed. The output of the simulation
interacts with the Sound/Light/Street installation of Edwin van der
Heide, leaving its imprint on the installation at intervals, temporally
replacing the real-time signals from the Witte de Withstraat with its
simulated extreme. In this collaboration, Van der Heide is responsible
for the sonification processes.