Timelesshugs Band stand
From July 4th to 9th 2016 in Arles, MNR choose the bandstand to meet, discuss and share the idea of Timelesshugs with the public.
The bandstand is symbolic of the gathering and fabrication of the identity of individual meeting, of groups and of a nation.
Originally from China, the bandstand was a place for meditation. It was imported by Europeans and transformed into a place for the demonstration of military and colonial force. It was therefore imported into the colonies to assert colonial power.
From this, paternalistic capitalists built kiosks for their employees, in order to form a fanfare, then generalized these fanfares into civic life, as a means of cultivating the body and spirit.
It is a place of gathering and building the idea of identity and belonging.
This paradox, this friction interests us, as it can be found in the action / experience of Timelesshugs.