The square in the historic center of Hull is a specific location with the town square and the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. The course was redesigned from the competition documents. An empty area with individual trees, two beam-like seating elements and stone-paved floors. Framed by the surrounding buildings, this empty surface elevates the front of the Gothic church building to the visual center. A photo of this sequence served as a source of inspiration.

A city stage for Hull The empty square is the stage space, the facade of the Gothic church is the stage set / backdrop. The quality of the “empty” area should remain the same. We place temporary “mobile” objects on this empty field.

They are the “game characters” and form the infrastructure for various activities. Depending on the number and distribution of the temporary objects, people move around the square differently. Continuous correspondence between devices, observers and actors in the room, the sitting, lying, standing, prancing, walking, strolling, listening, dreaming, observing visitors. Once a meeting place for events, another time a random meeting point for city strollers.

A special atmospheric place for the people and guests of Hull. Infra-Space is a new meeting point in the historical core, a performative space for all senses for discussions, music, readings, workshops, performance …. Project Art in public space place Hull / UK competition for a temporary site-specific commission as part of the “City of Culture” Hull 2017


tnE IC Peter Sandbichler

Moritz Hanshans