Gul dromedar på vandring i Aalborg

Hvorfor? For at signalere "kunstens" betydning for en by, virksomhed, borger mv.  Den gule dromedar er ikke kunst, men blot en event for at vise effekten af det der sker, når noget anderledes opstilles i eksempelvis byrum.  Folk tog fotos af sig selv, hinanden sammen med dromedaren - lagde det på sociale medier og dermed "brandede" byen eller det sted, hvor dromedaren stod. Det er den mekanisme der ofte opstår. Når vi rejser som eksempelvis turist, så tager vi foto af sjove opsigtsvækkende ting i et byrum og tager det med os hjem og det bliver ofte de ting, vi husker omkring en by, fordi vi efterfølgende genkender det på vores feriefotos.  Jeg ville blot bevise, hvor simpel en mekanisme det visuelle kan sætte i gang.

Vi kan reklamere og skrive os ud af meget, men det visuelle har et helt andet sprog. 

Det kan være meget stærkere og det er dermed min påstand, at vi ikke kan undvære kunsten. 

Vi underkender kunstens værdier i det effektive samfund.

Jeg flyttede dromedaren hver nat i en uge - og for hvert nye sted den stod - var mekanismen den samme.

Hvorfor en dromedar? Det er det mest sejlivede dyr og kan overleve de mest umulige vejrforhold.  Jeg opgiver heller ikke kampen for kunsten.

Hvorfor gul? Gul er symbol på kreativitet,  intelligens,  energi og meget andet positivt - men også symbol på falskhed.  

Vi vil gerne kunsten - bliver der sagt - men ingen vil betale. Værdien af det kan ikke måles NU på bundelinien.

Det opdager vi først, når vi har et samfund helt uden bløde værdier. Alt gøres kun op i tal, uddannelse og målinger. ​

The walk of the yellow dromedary is over!

At a shelter in Aalborg the yellow dromedary have now settled down among young people and adults, where culture and solidarity plays an important role in everyday life.

The entire story of the yellow dromedary takes its source in Singapore. Here the atmosphere is filled with culture - sculptures in various materials filled with colors mixed with classic, contemporary and experimental architecture. Here I met Jens Larsen and together both your hearts beat for culture in Aalborg, and that we decided to act to – we needed to do something.

The dromedary is not art or culture, just a symbol!

The dromedary is the most enduring animal that is incredibly tough and so are we - also when it comes to getting more colorful art around the city. The dromedary was for the first time placed different sites in Aalborg, where many popular spots in Aalborg. We would really like to show Aalborg what culture is from a more clear perspective. We have SO much of it, so why don’t show it!​

Why yellow? - Yellow has positive energies:

Joy,  happiness,  optimism,  idealism,  imagination,  hope,  sunshine,  summer,  gaiety, laughter,  philosopher Semitism,  caution light,  intelligence,  knowledge,  learning, concentration,  persuasion,  charm,  confidence,  creativity,  organization and springtime.

What are we going with all this? Why so long to say something? 

Things need time to settle - we have created wonder and now comes the explanation.

We dream that Aalborg did something completely different. 

We must be a city who dares because we CAN.

We have created concrete and concrete in Aalborg - maybe we should think in new directions? Concrete is fine if it is combined with something more creative that inspires people. We are a warm people in Aalborg - We have a colorful humor and we keep our word. We carry out our promises. We will be even more proud of our city, why should we not show it?

The yellow camel is created – why not use it as a funny and crooked monument that we can brag of?​

Betina Jung › Bygaden 11B › 9000 Aalborg › info@betinajung.dk › Mobil +45 40 92 27 50​