The Cloud Cathedral


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  • Summary

    Welcome to co-create a scenario for a future post-consumerism and a collaborative society. We will discuss, make simple sketches, write words etc on wallpaper. On the big inflatable structure -The Cloud Cathedral - movies of sketches will be screened.

    Full description of concept

    Hi, we are first time Borderlings. You are welcome to our afternoon tea party at 3pm every day (bring cups) were we co-create a scenario for a post-consumerist and collaborative society. Also kids are welcome in company with parents. We gather in groups of about 8-10 people around sheets of decorative wallpaper on the ground, where we discuss, make simple idea sketches, write words, patterns and whatever. The ideas of the future post-consumerism and collaborative society can be of any kind - social, political, technical etc etc. It can be realistic in a near future or very visionary utopian dreams in a longer perspective.
    It will also be possible to record short scenario stories which later can be listened to with headphones in The Cloud Cathedral.

    The simple sketches on the wallpaper will afterwards be filmed with a mobile phone and then screened with projectors on the ceiling in the big inflatable structure - The Cloud Cathedral. The screened dreams - simple sketches and words - will form something like a medieval church with painting in the ceiling or like ancient cave drawings.

    Everybody is also welcome to use the cathedral for different purpose, for example meditation, a chorus mass with ohms or just lying down relaxing for a small chat and looking upwards to all screened dreams etc.

    We, Tomas and Magdalena, will make a start to the discussion with a scenario of our own, that will be published here in june/july and at the workshops. We will also post a schedule for workshops etc.

    You are most welcome and we think it will be a interesting, fun and serious workshops. After Borderland we will continue to build The Cloud Cathedral for 100 years, as Sagrada Familia in in Barcelona until it is finished.

    About the group/Artist

    Tomas Lundberg and Magdalena Forshamn, architects and curators, are based in Göteborg and run Folkstaden, a platform for exhibitions, collaborations and debate.
    As architects we also can help you to realise dreams about future dwellings. We can give advice to groups who wants co-create, plan and build a house together.

    Team and plan

    Plan: Due to short time we will manufacture the inflatable structure before arriving to Boesdal, it will be about size: l =7 m, b=4, h= 4 m. The thin fabric will form a space with overpressure from fans. It will be attached to the ground with sandbags and wires.
    There are also plans for a simple bedouin like shelter roof made of a tarpaulin.

    Team: Tomas Lundberg, Magdalena Forshamn from Folkstaden and everybody who will participate in workshops, screening etc

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    We expect no garbage. We bring an plastic bag in case of.

    Budget overview

    Spinnaker fabric etc about 130 sq m 5700 DKK
    2 Fans and other material 1 400 DKK
    Paint, brushes, wallpaper etc 1 000 DKK
    Tarpaulin etc 300 kr
    Transport- van, part of rent 1 000 DKK
    Extensions for projectors etc 200 DKK
    Total: 9600 kr DKK
    We will manufacture it before arriving to Borderland, Boesdal.

    How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

    Yes, all borderlings can join the afternoon tea party & workshops during the week, where we co-create, discuss and make sketches i groups about a future post-consumerism and a collaborative society. It will also be possible to record short scenario stories which later can be listened to with headphones in The Cloud Cathedral.

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.


    •  www.folkstaden & (we will soon set up a FB page for The Cloud Cathedral)

    • Do you need electricity from the grid? Yes, we need it for the one/two fans and two projectors/laptop screening movies/pictures on The Cloud Cathedral.

    • Will there be light? Yes, from the projector/screening.

    • Will anything burn? Nothing will burn, (maybe only as a film/screening on The Cloud Cathedral :)

    • What is your audio footprint? Very small we think. Maybe some ambient music and people in chorus doing ohms occasionally.

    • Forces of nature Can be problems for the inflatable structure if its strong winds from the sea. To see picture projections it has to be dark/night. It will be nice to have The Cloud Cathedral in the landscape. Is there installations in the pyramid to, in case of strong winds?

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