[Video] Roland Roos: Free Repair


Roland Roos repairs broken, displaced or damaged things in public space. Each repair is intended to restore a particular detail to its pre-damaged state. Before and after the repair a photograph is taken of the unsolicited assignment. The photo taken before the repair is the only existing document of the damaged objects and thus becomes a unicum. All of these unicum photos are on sale for 320CHF each which is the average amount of money that is spent for one repair (materials and labor).

Free Repair started early 2008 and is an ongoing project. The project will last until 100 things have been fixed and should be accomplished just right at tweakfest. A comprehensive summary of repaired objects can be found online: www.rolandroos.net. The photos will be on sale during the festival.