‘A station called desire’ is an installation of 10 light boxes in the Amsterdam subway station ‘Waterlooplein’ (Hortustunnel). It directs passers-by to undefined destinations. Each astray becomes a possible direction for travel destinations in our language. The work is based on the official GVB (Municipal Transport Company) containers that refer to ‘exit’ or ‘platform’. After the installation was displayed in the subway station, the Amsterdam based art center W139 installed them semi-permanent in their temporary artspace: in PostCS building.
Concept & design: Annelys de Vet
Curator Hortustunnel: Nanda Jansen, van idee tot readymade
Curator W139:Ann Demeester
Date: September–November 2003 (Hortustunnel), 2004–2005 (W139)
Material: Plexiglas, steel, fluorescent lights, MDF
Size: 22.5 x 22.5 x 150 cm
Execution: Luc Brinkman & Boudewijn van der Poel 3D designers, Arnhem