Chris Hemmings

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  • Summary

    We all have secrets; some we should keep, others we should share.
    This year High Bear Nation invites you to exorcise your demons with an anonymous one-on-one honesty session.

    Full description of concept

    We're all complicated people; sometimes Sinner sometimes Saint.
    The Borderland Confession is a place of sharing and a place of listening.
    On one side wait the Sinners, on the other, the Saints.
    On entering Sinners will be faced with dim light and shadows - the perfect environment to speak the unspoken.
    Opposite the Sinners will be an unseen, beautiful Saint - awaiting your confession.
    From that point on it us up to you. Tell all or tell nothing, be truthful or be deceitful... only you will ever know.
    Once the deed is done, the saint (assuming consent is given) will write the anonymous confession on the outside of the booth; visible unto the world until it's burned away - hidden again, perhaps for eternity.

    About the group/Artist

    High Bear Nation is Borderland's professional relaxation zone. In supplying pillows and refreshments for the weary, HBN aims to rejuvenate and reinvigorate - readying you for that next adventure.

    Team and plan

    We only need a small team for this and HBN will supply the manual labour.

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    HBN is a MOOP free zone. The Confession Booth is for dropping your guard, not your litter.

    Budget overview

    timber frame - 300dkk
    sheets of wood - 800dkk
    hinges & rebar - 450dkk
    chalk paints - 50dkk
    meshing - 100dkk
    chalkboard paint - 200dkk
    white paint - 100dkk

    How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

    You are the project.

    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.



    • Do you need electricity from the grid? Yes - a tiny amount for a small string of lights.

    • Will there be light? The lightness of relief will brighten your world - as will some fairy lights.

    • Will anything burn? Everything. Sins and all.

    • What is your audio footprint? Just the audible sound of humans cleansing their soul.

    • Forces of nature Honesty is strength. The confession booth will maintain its structure through the power of humanity, and some solid carpentry.

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