There be giants in EVOL’s underground Rural City

Have you ever wanted to stomp up and down tiny city streets as a giant, angry lizard? Impossible, you say? Not if you were to visit the interactive installation just outside of Hamburg, Germany created by EVOL. The German artist excavated a miniature city block in the shape of an X for the MS Dockville music and art festival last month. EVOL says, “Usually I prefer to work on site by interfering with already existing structures. As I came there first, that’s what I found: endless meadow, trees and blue sky. Not exactly what I play with usually. So I decided to cut open the idyll, and pretend there is no endless meadow, but only rooftop-gardens of the disgust underneath. Eight exhausting days of hard work (at least for people who usually cut paper only).” The ‘Rural City’ is comprised of thin trenches about 1.5 meters deep that viewers can walk thru like so many King Kong stunt doubles.

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