From 23 June to 11 November you can visit the artwork ‘When all the world is a hopeless Jumble' by artist Heidi Voet at the Diksmuidekaai site in Kortrijk. This site is hosting three brand-new projects in Kortrijk: Townhouse, Overlys and Achtkanter. Heidi's work is part of the international PLAY art trail in Kortrijk and is accessible every day.
‘When all the world is a hopeless Jumble’ uses crowd-control fencing and prismatic colours as a playful statement about repression, hope and resistance strategies.
The title of the work is a reference to the opening line of the famous ballad from The Wizard of Oz, a film adaptation of Frank Baum's children's book 'The Wizard of Oz' from 1900. The first verse of the song was written in 1938 for Judy Garland, who sang it in the film. This period in history is sometimes compared to the current political situation.
The song is about the desire to get to the other side of the rainbow, supposedly home to a world without problems. The grey, galvanised fencing, which police and security forces all over the world use to control and stop crowds of people, have been placed in a wide circle. While fencing usually stops people and restricts their freedom, in ‘When all the world is a hopeless Jumble’ it seems to be a mischievous demand for freedom, diversity and playful fantasy.
PLAY is a quirky city festival that will occupy the beating heart of Kortrijk with contemporary works of art from 23 June to 11 November 2018. At various indoor and outdoor locations across the city you can immerse yourself in the unique world of international visual art. PLAY turns the city into a canvas, while dissecting our relationship with 'playing' one step at a time.