- Hannah Edwards
‘Hello Wood’ is a multidisciplinary art camp, where well-known and recognized experts and artists share their knowledge with talented students. All work produced in the camp carries two attributes: it’s mostly made of wood and it’s characterized by an interplay of art and social commitment.
Hello Wood integrates various fields of art, design and science; it creates community and encourages talent. It brings together students and professionals across borders, moreover connects everyday people with the designer community. This year the camp was held in the countryside close to lake Balaton, on the premises of an old manor, Csorompuszta, amongst endless cornfields, with an astonishing view on a valley surrounded by hills. The installations were built with respectable team-leaders from Poland, Austria, Germany, England, Spain, The Netherlands and Hungary. Among them were the architects of CODA from Barcelona, who focused on the flexibility of wood with their doughnut-shaped structure called ‘BigO’, Holger Alpermann from The Berlin University of the Arts, who built a huge, funnel-shaped planetarium, while the British architect Oliver Sales and Austrian Bence Pap were inspired by natural shapes and patterns creating the ‘TOM-DOM’ tent. All the participants focused on such everyday interaction forms, that have already stiffened.
Suzana Milinovic, Rufus van den Ban
All images © Donát Kékesi