Dirk Hoogeveen

artist, architect, 
I like to build things outside or in the city
(sculptures which relate to their surroundings)
Yart/Broei at Gentsefeesten
Ghent, BE
Scenography Duivelsteen (2023)
Every year, Broei invites artists to propose a scenography. Our idea; to repurpose and reinterpret the abandoned structure created by Construct Lab from the year before. 

The garden of Kasteel Duivelsteen used to feature a huge tree that provided shade during the Gentsefeesten festivities. Unfortunately, the tree was cut down. The collective Broei, a breedingplace for artists and collectives, approached us with the request to design a stage within a tight budget, aimed at offering shade and seating areas in the garden for the visitors during the Gentsefeesten.

Through the act of cutting we transformed the structure, we seperated the roof from the benches. The detached roof is elevated to create space for performances and dance, supported by eight square-shaped scaffold columns. To visually represent the original unity of the benches and roof before their separation, the structure has been painted in red. The cut marks left unpainted, as well as the additional wood used for bracing, to highlight our interventions on the original structure. The project is completed with a white PE tarp that partially covers the two roof structures.

In collaboration with Verloren Bekisting