Sun 16.09.12
Sun 16.09.12

Buratinas @Festival Kanal


During Festival Kanal FoAM and nadine participated with a special Buratinas taxi service. The wooden boat Buratinas fitted with solar panels and an almost silent motor sailed on a canal used practically exclusively as a transport route for goods. The captain/taxi driver welcomed the passengers with authentic, fantastical, old, and new stories. This special taxi service offered a completely new view of the canal. 

The Buratinas boat is an artistic project developed by nadine, FoAM and interested individuals to question several issues in Brussels: renewable energy, slow mobility, ecology, public space, and water in the city. Buratinas moves beyond the realm of the cultural infrastructure and explores the possibilities of a mobile platform in a specific part of Brussels – the Brussels–Charleroi Canal.