The opening to the bottom of the earth: Borderlife, making the life of the wanderer better

Designed in Milan by the Italian artist Biancoshock, the "Borderlife" installation art transforms three abandoned sewers into a comfortable living space. Hidden in the small space under the manhole cover, it contains small kitchens, bathroom space and other basic facilities needed for life. The wall is hung with clocks, portraits and hats, all of which are full of comfort and warmth, but with the ground. The surrounding environment is inextricably contrasted, and it is far from being accessible to many homeless people without the reminiscent of our usual home. In Bucharest, the capital of Romania, which is known as the capital of the East, there are more than 600 homeless wanderers and a few unnamed real estates living in extremely poor groundwater. According to the British "Daily Mail" report, Bucharest, the capital of Eastern Europe, has been hailed as "Oriental Paris", but under its magnificent architecture, it has a little-known underground world. This underground world is made up of a vast sewer network that is a paradise for wanderers and drug dealers. Almost all households suffer from AIDS, and a quarter of people suffer from tuberculosis. They can only wait for death in the dark. The entrance to the underground city is located in a hole in the traffic island sidewalk in front of the train station. When the sun is about to fall, the residents of the underground city begin to wake up and climb to the ground like a living dead. (News source) This social problem must be traced back to a period of large population. The situation stems from the first president of Romania: Nicolae Ceauşescu, who was in charge at the time, believed in the power of people and advocated racial purity. People are prohibited from abortion and divorce, and each family is required to have at least 5 children. At that time, the lack of maternity workers and medical care, as well as economic and health conditions, not only increased the proportion of orphans and disabilities, but also the lack of medicine, leading to the spread of AIDS among children. Bucharest's shocking underground country allowed Biancoshock's long-term commitment to public art to reflect on the narrow installation space of "Borderlife." The walls of the three underground spaces are clinging to mural stickers, charms and wall clocks, as well as the angels in Raphael's "The Sistine Madonna" looking up at the sky. In this frame, it is a comment on the juxtaposition of the dystopian reality and the middle-upper class. It ignores those living in the underground drainage system and once again reminds the urban population of inequality that it is deliberately forgotten. My source of inspiration is the capital of Romania: Bucharest. There are more than 600 names living in the gutters that go underground, and if there are some problems that cannot be avoided, try to make them feel comfortable. Intervene in them and say that people are forced to live in Sakai to survive in extreme environments. This vast underground world is a twilight city made up of various sewer networks, and is home to wanderers and drug dealers. At the moment when the sun fell, the underground residents woke up and climbed the ground from the hole. Biancoshock said, "If you can't improve this situation, why not let them live comfortably." Through the narrow underground space, three different home environments are depicted, and it is hoped that through such art exhibitions, people can be called upon to pay attention to these wanderers and refugees. The dilemma of life encountered. Text/Dean Chen. Edit / Sia. Image Sources: Biancoshock & Channel 4. [This article is a Polysh x FootWork collaboration article] Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting creators and art stories at any time. .