Space and Paper

A rather cryptic event from the Festival of Xtreme Building this Saturday:

Pudelskern arrive in Birmingham City Centre saturday 11th August with their Space Programme Furniture suitable for all planet.

The Austrian art collective promise to “bring some flowers from the Austrian alps to the Heart of England” along with “spaceship, performers, light installations, a parallel universe, sculptures and structures” at venues yet to be announced…

Then on Monday The Paper House arrives on site.

The Paper House structure was originally made for one of Sozos’ previous projects (The X Ray factory, Live Work) from recycled junk mail that had been posted through [artist Peter Hadfiled’s] letterbox.

The Festival of Extreme Building has recreated the beautiful aesthetic of the Paper House but adapting it to with stand the rigours of outdoor exposure.

Although no longer adhering to the original ethos of sustainable recycling it stands up for the idea and we hope it will become a debating point around the issue of green technologies.

The Church like structure is fabricated from wire mesh filled with high quality polystyrene foam balls.

Volunteers are needed to help put it together starting on the 13th. Contact or just turn up on the FXB site.