Sara Dandois

Artistic Director, Rooftoptiger
interviewed 21 July 2016 in Antwerp —

A large part of Rooftoptiger's background lies in creating performative installations — machines, devices or temporary spaces that they fashion from discarded materials, old cars and junkyard scrap, often in collaboration with people from the local area, who bring donations and help with the build. This style of creation – which began as a necessity of not having the money to buy new materials – has both become an aesthetic for the company and defined a way of working that is rooted in community and participation. Their latest project, Cool Down, involved a host of volunteers who froze and donated 1500 bricks of ice that were used to build an obelisk at Ypres.

Key Ideas
Public installations
Working with donated and reclaimed materials