marco dessardo, sculptor
Escaper (Seneffe, Belgium - 2017) Courage, Fuyons! (Brussels, Belgium - 2016) Éloge de la Fuite (1F Rue des Renards, Brussels, Belgium - 2016) Fuga (Bethisy Saint Martin, France - 2016) Onda (Bethisy Saint Martin, France - 2016) Lento (Korpoo Island, Finland - 2016) The Loudspeakers (Tsukuba, Japan - 2015) Extend (Worpswede, Germany - 2015) Prosthesis (Abiko, chiba, Japan - 2014) Copy (Neustadt an der Donau, Germany - 2014) Extension de Poulailler (Nannay, France - 2013) Water Breathing Sculpture (East Haddam, USA - 2013) Gargouilles (Creysse, France - 2013) Becoming a Yatoo Artist and Gargoyles (Wongol, Korea - 2013) Essai d'Installation à Wattwiller (Wattwiller, France - 2013) Local (Brussels, Belgium - 2012) Proto-Gonzo Opening (East Haddam, USA - 2011) Dix Goulottes et un Parasite (Tuilières, France - 2011) Zone (Gartow, Germany - 2011) Junk Trail (Connecticut, USA - 2010) As Local People Do (Friesland, The Netherlands - 2010) The Wheelbridge (Connecticut, USA - 2009) Waterfall (Connecticut, USA - 2009) Mobilosan (Daeryong, Korea - 2009) Thanks to the Pipes (Connecticut, USA - 2008) Erddach (Lehnin, Germany - 2008) Waterloop (Flevoland, The Netherlands - 2008) Camouflage (Camargue, France - 2008) Stylite Exodus (Connecticut, USA - 2007) Exodus am Rhein (Ludwigshafen, Germany - 2007) Wasserstand (Ingolstadt, Germany - 2007) The Wall (Comines, Belgium - 2006) Network (Kongju, Korea - 2006) Het Huisje en de Goot (Drenthe, The Netherlands - 2006) Kit of Belgian Flags (Brussels, Belgium - 2006) Penta & Stone (Busan, Korea - 2004) Mul Gil (Kongju, Korea - 2004) Aqueduc (Gesves, Belgium - 2004) Pän tà (Shanghai, China - 2003) Cadenas Parasísmicas (Putaendo, Chile - 2003) Cortejo Fúnebre (Putaendo, Chile - 2002) Casa Anticiclónica (Las Malaguetas, Dominican Rep. - 2000) Petite Jetable (Wissant, France - 1998)

Inselsommer is a summer cultural festival on Ludwigshafen‘s Parkinsel in Germany. It features a varied program of outdoor concerts and visual arts.

Project inspiration is based on a Memory of 1979: in 1979, several families settled with all their belongings before the town hall of Naples after having been expelled from their home in a wave of speculative moves. They stayed in the open for months waiting for accommodation.

Memory says: Want to do right? Don‘t count on me./ I‘m a canal in Europe where bodies are floating / ... I‘m a family dispersed between night and fog / I‘m an immigrant tailor who says A coat / is not a piece of cloth only I sway / ... I‘m a corpse dredged from a canal in Berlin / a river in Mississippi I‘m a woman standing.      Adrienne Rich, "Eastern War Time", An Atlas of the Difficult World. Poems, 1988-1991, New York, 1991, p. 44 (excerpt)

Furniture and videos. Parkinsel, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. Assistant: Nadia Facchetti.

model of the project

Exodus am Rhein  (Ludwigshafen, Germany map - 2007)
8 x 5 x 2 m, furniture and videos
Movie 1: Exodus (4 mn) 
Exodus am Rhein  Ludwigshafen, Germany  2007
8 x 5 x 2 m, furniture and videos