Anything can be changed.
Anything can be turned into poetry.
You can do a lot with two pairs of hands, without needing a boss or money.
This is a story that took place under a pier on the outskirts of Malmö between January and May 2009. This book documents a street art project by photographer Nils Petter Löfstedt and Erik Vestman. After discovering an empty space under a pier in Malmö, Sweden, Löfstedt and Vestman worked for five months to transform this anonymous concrete interior into an inviting room.
Bringing building materials to the pier by bicycle and working mostly at night in the light of lighthouses, Löfstedt and Vestman slipped between the rocks next to the pier to enter and build the space, clearing it of debris, rocks and seaweed, painting the walls white, framing and laying a parquet floor, adding a door and a window and finally creating a beautiful space in a magically unexpected place. What they created has been called ‘the most secret and at the same time widely discussed street art projects in Sweden’.
The book also includes a DVD with the film ‘The Pier’, directed by Nils Petter Lofstedt, documenting the entire process and their friends’ use of space.
More information on this project: www.thepier.se