In the Rotterdam artists' apartment Kreuk and Samson removed the existing shower set and installed a rain shower made available by (project partner) Hornbach.
The performance pays homage to typical 'father and son-Do-It-Yourself-moments' and is a contemporary addition to ready-made art. The question arises whether performing a private 'do-it-yourself job' can be regarded as a contemporary art act, and what influence it has when a leading art collector gives his cooperation to 'home improvements.
Roundabout Laan van Welhorst / Sophialaan, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht
Park Ruyghe Wey, Oudewater
Molenpolderstraat / Vrouw Avenweg, Leidschenveen
Highway A12 / Exit 'Gouda', Gouda (territory Waddinxveen)
Lange Voorhout / Tournooiveld, Den Haag
Nederlandlaan / Centrum West, Zoetermeer
De Binnenhof / Máximapark, Leidsche Rijn
TheWikiCommons photo series is made up of images that were specifically produced to be added to the media database of Wikimedia Commons.
The artist had himself portrayed next to existing artworks in public space. Samson appears to ‘claim’ these objects, creating the illusion that he himself is the maker of these various sculptures in Dutch neighbourhoods, city parks, station squares or along motorways. Samson does not even mention the actual designers or artists.