• It’s My City, Bloemfontein, 2016

    Three 8m temporary sculptures built with local artists and communities to represent their relationship to the city of Bloemfontein, South Africa. The public added thousands of messages to the works, expressing their wishes for the future and for their loved ones. After a week the sculptures came to life with three community-led processions, meeting in a fourth location where we set them on fire. It’s My City was described as the largest public art project the Free State has ever seen, involving 6 artists, 20 fabricators, 50 volunteers, hundreds of professionals and thousands of participants. It was the 2016 signature project of the Programme for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD) a partnership between the Vrystaat Arts Festival and the University of the Free State, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It’s My City is tourable.   See also:   www.itsmycity.co.za   www.facebook.com/itsmycity   Video credit: Rooistoel