The installation do we dream under the same sky by conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija and Frankfurt based architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller on view spring and summer 2018 at the Parc des Ateliers, Arles.
The project was previously presented under similar forms at the first AroS Triennial in Aarhus (Denmark) in 2017 and Art Basel in Basel (Switzerland) in 2015.
The installation conceived as an outdoor shelter made of modular bamboo and steel is an extension of the project The Land, a model of sustainable development initiated in 1998 by Tiravanija and Kamin Lertchaiprasert near Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The work in Arles will be comprised of an open-air kitchen, an herbal garden and a communal dining area where visitors can eat, drink and relax in a convivial atmosphere, while engaging in discussions and investigations about practices of sustainability, the geopolitics of food, and building technologies in the era of the Anthropocene. The project stands on the continuation of countless conversations among artists on the topics of urbanization in a post-rural condition, the act of building as a collaborative process, and land as a concept that can exist outside of ownership.

Through do we dream under the same sky, Tiravanija, Hirsch and Müller speak to the land’s objectives relating to improvisation, collaboration, and the questioning of institutional structures. As an installation-workshop where the public is invited to participate in the cooking process, do we dream under the same sky in Arles will be the result of a collaboration between artists, architects, engineers and a local community of chefs and foodies who will activate the work through the summer.