Rooftoptiger is an artistic cooperative organization that makes "utopian" inspired installations that express critical considerations concerning contemporary issues. Their installations are often surprising, mobile, location-specific scenographies in which the distance between the maker and the so-called "public" is wiped away, creating the possibility of an intense encounter between the two. The Rooftoptiger installations play with the friction between visual art and performance and try to mix or recreate the laws of both disciplines.
Rooftoptiger is an Antwerp based artist collective that creates participative and performative installations in public space.
The main concept in their work is that of ‘The Machine’, she is the protagonist and carries the content/vision. ‘The Machine’ actually is an anti-machine, she spreads different experiences and conditions, works on human energy and makes you feel, smell, taste and hear.
The installations are often site specific creations and by intervening in a context they try to seduce people to undertake actions as the playful and critical designer of their own neighbourhood.
The installations are built from recycled and local materials found nearby the temporary occupied workspaces.
The projects grow out of the hunger for autonomy, freedom, encounter and wild aesthetics. They question current topics in our society.
The crew of Rooftoptiger is a constant changing group of artists, performers, poets, thinkers and skilled craftsmen. The end product is mostly a process-orientated co-creation of a larger group of people.
The projects are initiated by Sara Dandois and Bram Rombouts, both visual artists and scenographers. Bram Rombouts focuses on the visual and technical part of the installations itself and Sara Dandois works in the field of the participatory and the performative.
They are nationally and internationally known for their artistic practices in jungle-like cities with rooftops as breeding nests.
Be untameable like a tiger:
Feminine when sneaking up the prey,
masculine when attacking.
The Prey as a Place.
Follow smells of dreams and desires
tense like a predator
in jungle-like cities.
Observe movements and habits.
for a wild aesthetic.
Each situation is a performance,
each encounter an inspiration.
Create rumour and myth.
Enter the attack unexpectedly
and against generalisations.
Leave a trail of creativity
etched in the memory
of the Place.