O van Overijssel
Province of Overijssel and nine municipalities
For three weeks, a 4 metre in diameter, bright, red sphere was pushed, rolled and pulled along the largest circle within the boundaries of the eastern province of Overijssel, covering 180 km, with the approval of the landowners. This installation was an exploration into the social structure beneath spatial planning. In the process, we spent time with many of the residents of each town and community we encountered on the way: we spent time eating together, talking and learning about their customs, beliefs and their relationship to the landscape.
An O-cycle route booklet was published mapping out the Red Ball’s long journey through the province, which was later tested out by hundreds of cyclists who had a warm welcoming from all the towns and communities along the route.