18 July 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.
These two places and viewpoints were brought together in a double projected film shown in the gallery, also entitled Minus Roof as part of the exhibition Communities Under Construction. 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 in fact even producing a comic book of their ideas.