FIT (freie internationale tankstelle), by Dida Zende

FIT Station in Berlin

Artist: Dida Zende

Title:  FIT (freie internationale tankstelle)

Year created: 2003-ongoing

Location: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, USA.

Materials: Old gas station, curation

What is the piece’s impact? Converted several abandoned gas stations into to creative spaces. Actively looking for new spaces to transform. 

How does this project relate to this change as art? “The mission of FIT is to reclaim the abandoned architecture of filling stations and to rebrand their original function as sources of fossil fuel. It is a vision of transformation. Where the stations of exhausted natural resources, are transformed by the imagination of those who gather, in the spirit of collaboration, to produce a new fuel for humanity. To tap into an inexhaustable resource; the life force of human creativity. (source)

What makes this an artistic project? This project was initiated by German artist Dida Zenda.

“Politics can’t change the world anymore. I believe that art is the only thing which can change the world to a better place. Art forces us to think critically, and to not see the world in black and white.” (source)

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