‘Goldblase’ (golden bubble) took place at Casino Luxembourg during ‘The changing of the guard’, a site-responsive research laboratory exploring the fragility of financial security, in an environment of ongoing negotiations that threaten to undermine the wealth that has been accumulated in the state of Luxembourg.


A gold crown for the hollow tooth of Luxembourg.

An inflated golden crown was temporarily inserted into what is commonly referred to as ‘the hollow tooth (Huelen Zant) of Luxembourg’. The bubble (and the financial institutions that provide the backdrop) glistens above the city, while conveying the feeling that it might burst at any moment.

Located on the ‘Bock’ promontory in the historical center of Luxembourg, the  hollow tooth was originally part of the fortified castle of the counts of Luxembourg going back as far as 963. The base of the ‘hollow tooth’ was part of the former gates of the fortress, built between the 16th and 19th centuries. After the fortress was dismantled in 1867, state architect Charles Arendt transformed the tower into a 19th-century “ruin”, a romantic folly that evokes the original castle and its founder, Count Siegfried.

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Susanne Kudielka and Kaspar Wimberley work internationally as interventionists and performance researchers specialising in site-specific and site-responsive art, alternative strategies for audience interaction and new forms of artistic collaboration.

The artistic process usually begins with a given site, and a process of observation and dialogue that analyses, and eventually responds, to the architectural, socio-political, geographical, mythological, connotative and historical narratives that can be found there.

Projects are quietly subversive, playfully readjusting the narrative and appreciation of a particular activity or a given site. The working process often involves those that live in an area, and aims to be accessible and relevant.

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