“Prayer Wheels” in Leiden outdoor bicycle art route

"Prayer Wheels" (Gebeds twee-wieler) by Carmen McGlinn and Sonja van Kerkhoff for the "Velo-Signatuur" Leiden art bicycle route

“Prayer Wheels” (Gebeds twee-wieler) by Carmen McGlinn and
Sonja van Kerkhoff for the “Velo-Signatuur” Leiden art bicycle route

Detail: "Prayer Wheels" (Gebeds twee-wieler) by Carmen McGlinn and Sonja van Kerkhoff showing three of the prayers

Detail: “Prayer Wheels” (Gebeds twee-wieler) by Carmen McGlinn and
Sonja van Kerkhoff showing three of the prayers. Prayers from Christian, Baha’i, Buddhist, Islamic and Hindu traditions in Dutch, English, Greek or Māori can be read on the cloth ‘banners.’

Prayer Wheels - Gebeds twee-wieler by Carmen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff

Prayer Wheels – Gebeds twee-wieler by Carmen McGlinn +
Sonja van Kerkhoff at Lammerschans, south of the inner city.

“Prayer Wheels”

(Gebeds twee-wieler)

by Carmen and Sonja

for the

“Velo-Signatuur”

Leiden art bicycle route

18 May – 9 June 2013

This bicycle needed new tyres and so inspired by the use of wood on bicycles during World War Two due to a shortage of rubber, we recycled short pieces of wood. These wooden blocks have two functions. They force you to ‘cycle’ slowly and they make a sound.

The cotton ‘sails’ inserted into the wheels and, bearing prayers from diverse religious traditions are written in various languages.

The clapping sounds made as the wheels turn sound like a cross between a horse trot and Tibetan prayer wheels. To use this bicycle, you walk with it, slowly, as a meditation, until the rhythm of tapping wood and slow spinning of prayers, takes you into another realm.

Soon a map will be available indicating where these 28 bicycles are located
around the inner city of Leiden. Meer over dit project>>

Our bicycle will be located outside Galerie de Pieter, Breestraat 46, Leiden. (see google maps)

Kunst (en andere) strips – 20 april t/m 26 mei 2013

Ik weet dat je me lief hebt, en ik heb jou lief (moeder en zoon) I know that you love me, and I love you too (mother and son). Laserprint transparencies, 2013

First Twitters. twelve waterproof paper shapes, a branch, lighting and a text by Sen McGlinn and Sonja van Kerkhoff

First Twitters, 12 watervast papier vormen, een tak uit Maastricht, belichting en tekst
van Sen McGlinn en Sonja van Kerkhoff

Alles en wat in aanleiding van de ‘strip.’ Letterlijk, figuratief en conceptueel.
“Hoewel het nog te vroeg is om dat te kunnen zeggen is volgens sommigen de strip de kunstvorm van deze eeuw. Hoe het ook zij, strips, zelf opgegroeid met beeldende kunst, zijn nu volwassen, strips zijn zelf kunst geworden.
In ‘Kunst en (andere) strips’ worden strips geëxposeerd samen met (andere) kunst waar op de een of andere manier aan te zien is dat ‘striptaal’ zich niet meer beperkt tot strips.
Ongeveer zoals de strip gebruik maakt van (andere) kunst.”

OPENING: 19 april, 20 uur, Galerie de Pieter (www.galeriedepieter.nl)

Breestraat 46 (google maps)
2311 CS Leiden
Openingstijden: za-zo van 13.00 tot 17.00 uur.

Detail of First Twitters, by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2013

Detail of First Twitters, by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2013


deelnemers: Loes van Dorp, Angelique van Grootel, Albo Helm, Rob Visje, Pieter van Tongeren, Ben Overdevest, Arjenne Fakkel, Ben van Kempen, Danielle Celie, Ondine de Kroon, Barthel Brussee, Cornelis Prick, Lotte Klaver, Tim Juffermans, Jaap van Dorp, Marie-José van der Klugt, Michel van Dam, Boudewijn Schrijver, Astrid Moors, Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn.

Ik weet dat je me lief hebt, en ik heb jou lief (moeder en zoon) I know that you love me, and I love you too (mother and son). Laserprint transparencies, 2013

Ik weet dat je me lief hebt, en ik heb jou lief (moeder en zoon)
Laserprint, 6 stukken, editie van 19, 2013, van Sen + Sonja. Te koop voor 50 euro per paar.

Meer over de negen werken (waarvan 3 zijn net klaar) wij hebben in dit expositie komt, in een Engelstalig blog.

“Oratory at Tahora,” sculpture / land art

Sculpture made out of dead tree branches and wood by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van KerkhoffThis is one of the sculptures we made for Tahora High-country International Sculpture on Kerry Turner’s sheep farm.

Sculpture of 9 seats in a circle covered by 5 branches by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff

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Detail: Teachers and children from Marco school try out the seats by Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff.A circle of nine seats made out of the remains from a wood chopping competition underneath the shade of five branches collected from dead trees.

More photos are here >>

 

Land Art Maastricht, The Netherlands

Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff check at the location for their contribution to the first Land Art Maastricht. They will build a structure using felled wood in the grounds.

Sen McGlinn + Sonja van Kerkhoff check at the location for their contribution to the first Land Art Maastricht. They will build a structure using felled wood in the grounds near this location.
Photo: Jacqueline Wassen.

Detail of Chateau Bethlehem showing the moat where Sonja will make a floating object out of recycled materials.

Detail of Chateau Bethlehem showing the moat where Sonja will make a floating object out of recycled materials.

Between May 9 and 20th Sen and Sonja will be based in Maastricht, The Netherlands, where they will make new work for the first “Land Art Maastricht” symposium. 25 artists were selected by the organizers to make site specific sculpture in the grounds of the castle mansion, “Chateau Bethelem”.

The Chateau Bethelem building is used by the Hotel Management School. Founded in 1950, with over 1100 students from around Europe they offer bachelors and masters degrees in Hotel Management at this school.

There’s an official opening on May 17th at 3 p.m. and the works remain on show until May 20th.

Video installation / sculpture out of recycled materials

Viewed from above: a sculpture / video installation made from recycled materials on Jan 31st in Puke Ariki, New Plymouth.

Viewed from above: a sculpture / video installation made from recycled materials
on Jan 31st in Puke Ariki, New Plymouth.

Sen and Sonja were in New Plymouth, Aotearoa / New Zealand, to participate in the 4th SCANZ residency at WITT (The Western Institute of Technology Taranaki). Their project was to create a sculptural form for the 5 video work “Kāinga a roto” using recycled materials as much as could be possible. Thanks to use of Ans’ camper we were able to transport the leftover recycled wood from our Rotorua project. The wood for the arches was recycled from the Govett-Brewster Gallery undergoing renovations, and most of the cardboard came from a construction site.

Thanks to the help of many and the use of the WITT workshop, it was finished in time for the opening on Feb 2nd, in Puke Ariki (the Taranaki museum of natural history + ethnology) in New Plymouth.
More about this work as well as images of the finished work is here >>