1 February — 30 April 2009

After researching Wysing and the surrounding villages the artist group A KASSEN, who are based in Copenhagen, developed a spectacular artistic idea in collaboration with Bourn Airfield and which resulted in the work Minus Roof.



In Minus Roof visitors to the Centre on 18 July were taken to Bourn Airfield and flown over Wysing to look down into the gallery space from the air, aided by the fact that one third part of the gallery roof had been taken off for the purpose. Other visitors experienced an open gallery with a section of roof removed with the Cambridgeshire sky and flight activity on view from within the space. To read more about the event click here.

These two places and viewpoints were brought together in the double projected film currently showing in the gallery, also entitled Minus Roof. In recent years A KASSEN have evolved their work into a collaborative playground for projects that seek to re-imagine the encounter between artwork and public; realising projects that have a comic book quality and even producing a comic book of their ideas.


Read Jonathan Griffin's blog post about A Kassen's Minus Roof on the Frieze Blog here.

Communities under Construction was funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England East. A Kassen was supported by the Danish Arts Council and Danish Embassy in London. With thanks to all at Bourn Airfield, especially to Richard and Lindsey, Jo Jo Taylor for filming and editing and South Lincs Cladding.