Laureate cat. Specific elements in steel
Alien sculpture in the landscape
A giant sculpture has been erected at the highest point of the Kempense Heuvelrug near Kasterlee. This permanent structure, which sits atop the 30 m high dormant land dune of the Hoge Mouw has been designed especially for the site, and comprises a faceted head made up of 2,115 welded-together 6 mm metal triangles in the form of a dome. Pieces have been cut out in places and you can walk into the hollow space within the sculpture from one side. The colossus measures 6 x 5 x 3 m and weighs around 2 tonnes, its size bringing to mind excavated fragments of sculptures from ancient times. The work thus toys with art-historical and site-specific references that spring from the extraordinary nature of the place, whilst at the same time forming a new, alien element in the landscape that fuels the creation of new myths.