Strolling on the Flyover
On Saturday, April 16, the Kleinpolderplein will be a pedestrian promenade for one day. A dreamed future for a roundabout, organized by the artists' collective Observatorium and Stichting Werkgemeenschap Kleinpolder. Together they organize this day to experience the traffic junction differently through the imagination of art.
The dream of a car-free highway was born during the redesign of the Kleinpolderplein in 2011. Because the A13 will become obsolete in about 10 years, Observatorium made a work of art for it: flyover hiking trails as a precursor to a new (recreational) use of the square; and a way to preserve Kleinpolderplein in the future as a cultural heritage. BKOR, a program from CBK Rotterdam, placed 15 pedestals under the flyover for orphan images from the city.
On 16 April 2016, the motorway is a one-day park with a view of the future. Via the arts; music, performance, lectures and other activities the imagination of the traffic junction as a city park is brought to life. Each time in blocks of two hours, a large group can enter the temporary park on the flyover. You buy a ticket and you can walk, dream along and look out over the city. Each time block is programmed with different activities. Motel Mozaïekque brings special musicians to the highway, they too found a connection with the experience of Kleinpolderplein and translate this into their music.
On the website of the KleinpolderpleinPARK you will find the full program and names of participating artists and performers. Participating artists are: Observatory, Moniek Driesse, Yvonne Beelen, Maidie van den Bos, Rob Sweere en Denise Collignon together with Mariëtte Kamphuis and Field & Vase en Mark Pimlott in the Space Invaders debate series by De Dépendance.
Strolling at the Fly-over is part of Rotterdam Celebrates the City and is made possible in part by CBK Rotterdam.