Cascoland is a research and art project initiated by Fiona de Bell and Roel Schoenmakers that involves international artists, architects, designers, performers, craftspeople and ‘urban communities’. Cascoland initiates projects in public space to create awareness of urban issues in a positive and creative framework and to mobilize local residents, artists & initiatives to participate in this process. Public space is temporarily activated through artistic interventions, the construction of architectural objects, research into the use of public space and audience participation.
BIN BAND is a project developed in Durban (South Africa) last March 2008. A mobile music installation of re-used old garbage bins for the Cascoland parade.
Old bins became mobile music systems by equipping them with car audio systems and car batteries. Dutch sound artist Bart Majoor composed individual music tracks for each bin to be played synchronically. The nature of interference of difference in timing of moving objects caused a desired slight disorder. Different participants of the Cascoland pushed the BIN BAND in a group, which became a performance part of the Cascoland parade through the inner city of Durban.