LC in the Bijlmer
double projection with sound, 41:08 min.
LC in the Bijlmer is a video installation consisting of a voiceover and two projections: on the left, an architectural walkthrough 3D animation shows a pavilion and its particular features, and on the right, photographs, maps, screenshots, and illustrations, punctuate different moments in the text, which is read, in turns, by the artists.
LC in the Bijlmer is both a critical contextualisation and an amplification of an unrealised project. It is the result of a collaboration that started in 2010, when the artists were commissioned to design a semi permanent pavilion for the second edition of The Bijlmer Art International, due to open in 2012 in the newly redeveloped Bijlmerpark, the main green recreation area of the large scale concrete suburb of Amsterdam. The pavilion was intended to mediate the thought of Brazilian artist Lygia Clark (1920-1988) and to function as a sculpture while also attaining a social function within the community of the Bijlmer.
In July 2011, due to internal financial complications that affected not only the funding of the entire event, but also Straat van Sculpturen, the organisation responsible for the project, the second edition of The Bijlmer Art International was canceled. The decision of Pisano and Frei to continue with their collaboration, after being notified of the cancellation of the exhibition, opened up for new possibilities to develop the original proposal, and through an in-depth investigation, to raise questions in relation to the conditions that led to the commission, as well as their response to it.