88888 sculpts luminous void within the water surrounding the castle of horst
 
88888 sculpts luminous void within the water surrounding the castle of horst
sep 29, 2015

88888 sculpts luminous void within the water surrounding the castle of horst

88888 sculpts luminous void within the water surrounding the castle of horst
all images © jeroen verrecht

 

 

 

in the water surrounding the ancient castle of horst in belgium, 88888 studio — the collaboration of karel burssens and jeroen verrecht — have sculpted into the earth, forming an unexpected, abstract interruption in the natural landscape. as part of the horst arts and music festival, 88888 presents ‘untitled’, a rectangular shaped hole which borders the water’s surface. the unfamiliar aspect of this hollow space is exaggerated as it cuts through the water, giving the impression of being an unnatural, near impossible scenario.

 

the pond that surrounds the sculpture limits its accessibility to visitors, creating an experience that remains almost exclusively on a visual level. standing on the shore, the sculpture’s depth, material and construction method remain unclear, reinforcing curiosity as a main thematic element.

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the unfamiliar aspect of this hollow space is exaggerated as it cuts through the water,

 

 

 

by night, the dark hole turns into a white, luminous element within a vast shadowy surface. the lights, invisibile to viewers, set seemingly at the bottom of the hole, define a certain, but unclear activity within the area.

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by night, the dark hole turns into a white, luminous element

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a rectangular shaped hole borders the water’s surface

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the sculpture gives the impression of being an unnatural, near impossible scenario

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the installation forms an unexpected, abstract interruption in the natural landscape

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the pond that surrounds the sculpture limits its accessibility to visitors,

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