February 6, 2016

Collective Disaster lands in Amiens.

For the yearly edition of the festival “les Hortillonnages” in Amiens, our Miracle Mountain has  been selected to enrich the beautiful natural setting of the park. We had our first visit of the area and under an unstoppable rain we discover the idyllic series of islands, ponds and lakes in which our Miracle Mountain will rise. The Hortillonnages is a great example of transformation and revitalization of landfills. Originally created for agricultural purpose has been rescued from a destiny of neglect and abandon thanks to the Maison de la Culture of Amiens that transformed it in a productive and artistic landscape. During these months we will finalize and realize the project that will open to public in the month of June.

Part of the project:

Miracle Mountain

November 11, 2015

Monsters and creatures

During the search a series of amazing source of inspiration were monster and creatures depicted in old maps and books. The journey into what since ever represents the fears and the energies of human being helped us in finding a good synthesis that could visualize the un-displayable.

Part of the project:

A visual Manifesto

October 18, 2015

Holy Shit, what a summer in the park!

Symposium & Trésor Noir Soup Collective Disaster is delighted to invite you to participate in a playful discursive event to reflect upon the knowledge and experience gathered at Usine du Tresor Noir during Parckdesign 2014. Usine du Tresor Noir is a dry toilet installation in public space which produces fertile soil (terra preta) out of the visitor’s waste. While in function this summer, a number of topics came up, such as socially engaged art, sustainable infrastructure, waste and responsibility about public space. We are very much interested in what ingredients you have to add in the soup and the discussion; we would be pleased if you could join. Other invited guests include terra-preta expert Dr. Haiko Pieplow and artist Ayumi Matsuzaka who is going to prepare Trésor Noir Soup. WHEN: Sunday, September 14, 15.00 WHERE: Parckdesign 2014, Avenue Jean Dubrucq 240 PLEASE BRING: a vegetable and something you consider waste... View Article

Part of the project:

Temple of Holy Shit

October 18, 2015

Saturnalia!

You are warmly invited to the revival of Fête du Saturn, an ancient Roman feast, dedicated to Saturn, the symbol of agriculture and toilets. Fête du Saturn was celebrated in Ancient Rome with a public banquet, followed by gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere in a state of social egalitarianism. Starting Saturday afternoon, through exercises and creative play, we will seek a poetic expression regarding the miracle of life making through waste. Do not worry if you don’t have any experience with creative expression! The workshop will be led by Sonia Saurer (known from the zinneke parade), an artist specialized in working with non-actors. This workshop will be an opportunity to meet, move around together, connect with nature, have fun, play and improvise. There will be fire, biochar, hot bath, compost, music, food, dance, trance, abundance of consciousness, a collective spirit. There is different ways of participation in the celebration. You can engage... View Article

Part of the project:

Temple of Holy Shit

October 18, 2015

Saturnalia – Open Call

Fête du Saturn – open call for performance workshop EN This workshop will be an opportunity to meet, move around together, have fun,play, improvise and dare to compose a group taken into account each one’s single voice.. Through exercises and creative play, we will seek a poetic proposal in relation to the place where we work: Under a bridge in the sun, on the edge of beautiful wasteland Tour & Taxi, around the project ‘Usine du Trésor Noir’ part of Parckdesing in Molenbeek. Let yourself embark for a collective performance, organic movements, inspired by transformation of matter. This Workshop is OPEN TO ALL and it is for FREE: 7-107 years (children desiring to participate must be accompanied by an adult) it’s for FREE, but it is necessary to commit to 3 days and the sun is mandatory! … take a picnic, soft clothes and your smile!  

Part of the project:

Temple of Holy Shit

October 18, 2015

Factory

So, except of the toilet, the playground and the stage, the Usine has also a factory where toilet waste is transformed into precious terra-preta soil with the help of microorganisms and biochar. You can learn more from the explanatory diagrams, if you visit the installation. Some workshops and explanations will follow soon, so stay tuned or write us an email! there is always an opportunity to be involved, so get in touch!

Part of the project:

Temple of Holy Shit