Geert Mul and Maurer United Architects Transform Bus Stop into a Beacon for the Media Era


EINDHOVEN.- On a yearly basis since 1990, the ‘Rietveld Bus Stop’ Foundation invites someone from the art world to develop a project for the Rietveld Bus Stop at the Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven. This year they invited Christiane Berndes, curator at the Van Abbemuseum. She worked with Baltan Laboratories, and together with Angela Plohman, director of Baltan, they invited artists Geert Mul and Maurer United Architects to present their vision on the significance of Rietveld and De Stijl today. They transformed the bus stop into a beacon for the media era. The project is installed for one year. Mul and Maurer United were inspired by the map of Eindhoven made out of mosaic tiles located on the wall under the roof of the shelter. It is one of the first city maps in public space. The square tiles from which the map is constructed give the image a pixellated character that echoes the early imagery of the computer age