Domestikator hotel looks like couple having sex Ruhrtriennale Festival

Domestikator Hotel Looks Like Couple Having Sex Ruhrtriennale FestivalErm why? (Picture: Caters)

This building is attracting a lot of attention.

You can probably imagine why. The bizarre structure is a temporary installation which doubles as a hotel capsule for VIP s at the annual Ruhrtriennale Festival in Bochum, Germany. It has been named the Domestikator by Atelier Van Lieshout, the creative firm who erected the unusual building.

And, as you ve probably already noticed, it looks like a couple having sex. Doggy style. Apparently, their aim was to show the power of humanity over the natural world, and our disrupted relationship with nature. But a square-ish couple bonking senseless is all people can see when they look at it.

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The installation is part of a bigger series at the festival The Good, The Bad And The Ugly and will be on display until September 26 2015. Hordes of visitors have seen the structure, which the company claim has received a number of positive responses. Hmmm.

Their artistic team began working on the project in 2014, looking for what they describe as deeper layers beneath the provocative design of the artwork , which you can really see shining through, right? It will also be on display at the festival which features theatre, music and arts in 2016 and 2017. Rookje Meijerink of Atelier Van Lieshout, said the people of Bochum have warmed to the design, finding it provocative and pretty funny.

She said: The artwork pays tribute to the ingenuity, the sophistication and the capacities of humankind, to the power of organisation, and to the use of this power to dominate, domesticate the natural environment.

The response by both professionals, press and the general public has been very positive, the installation has featured in a large number of renowned Dutch and German newspapers, magazines and television stations, and has gathered a lot of attention online.


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