Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wolfgang Weileder: "Back to the City" Newcastle, Australia


Wolfgang Weileder and Michael Tawa

Site: City Centre

This intervention refers to the commercialisation and economics of public space. Cashpoint is an abstracted full-scale version of an ATM dispensing random $10 notes once every 24 hours. An integrated computer runs the cash dispensing mechanism. A proposed residency will assist in the determination of a strategic site for the cashpoint.

Back to the City is a series of temporary urban art interventions taking place in the City of Newcastle in January and February 2008.

Sixteen collaborative teams of artists, architects and landscape architects will produce a series of site-specific installations in the city centre. The aim of the project is to investigate contemporary and relevant crossovers between the disciplines, as well as testing and experimenting with new forms of collaboration, bringing into focus the revitalisation process of Newcastle's city centre.

Artistic Director: Steffen Lehmann