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Ruin, as a continuing story - Limited Edition of 1 Photograph

Leonne Hendriksen


Photography, Environmental on Paper

Size: 31.5 W x 23.6 H x 0 D in

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1986 Ruin, as a continuing story (Art in situ) Amsterdam has an exceptional building scheme, not only for the Netherlands but for Europe. It is built on water, like Venice, and you can find many ruins. The "LAB Foundation" (Leonne And Borek), founded by Borek Sipek and me choose such a ruined house with a stair going into the channel in front of the Central Railway station in Amsterdam. It was transformed six times by artists of different disciplines. The result of their interventions was visible only from outside. The basic thought of the process was; dealing with historic background, using art as means of interpretation of different ideas and insights of artists. The purpose was also to bring art within daily attention of all citizens. My part of the project was to transform a dead object into a magic object. My concept was to spin a web as a new skin around the carcass of the ruin. I did this performance in four weeks until the house nearly disappeared. I choose a material that is called "webbing agent" a co-polymer of PVC and two trucks of poplar, cut in the park in springtime.

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Photography:Environmental on Paper

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Size:31.5 W x 23.6 H x 0 D in

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Born in 1949 San Sebastian, Spain, lives in Netherlands and France - Large Conceptual Installations - New projects each year - Light & heavy materials - Unconventional techniques developing works passing over the borders of sculpture and painting - Project books with special layouts - Active in many countries. My esthetic standpoint is based on the duality between life and death. Therefore in each of my projects I choose materials out of two types, either light translucent or heavy opaque ones. Among the first ones are light textile materials, as gauze, rice paper, tracing paper, organza, the second type includes lead, sea salt, wood, charcoal, porcelain and stone. I have developed my projects in the numerous places where I lived; they reflect my nourishment with the local cultures as well as the spiritual significance of the installation site. Six or seven process steps make up every project: from identifying the concept and suitable installations spaces, through the transformation of poor materials into poetic objects, to the final design and the production of books about the realization of the art work. Collections: National Textile Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan Prize: Ceramic Biennale Korea , Bronze prize 2005

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