Bar Raketa (Roseboom/Weemen) was both an installation and utilitarian architecture. It's form derived from our fascination for American roadside architecture and Sovjet era design. Wodka and gherkins were served. The bar could be disassambled, transported and re-assembled elsewhere.
The interview video below was part of the exhibition about Bar Raketa in 2016 at Spazio ARAZ, Contemporary Art and Cultural Anthropology (Faenza Italy). There's some original video footage of the opening night in 2001 at the end of the video.
The initial idea for the project emerged in 1999. During the design phase we published a limited edition series of post-cards.