17 May 2013. Land Art Maastricht, Day 8.
Clemens + Rob van Acker also made an intervention at Land Art Maastricht with a car, a lamp post and some vines. One of the performances for the opening:
To Day 8 of Land Art Maastricht
We had to move everything out of the rain as quickly as possible. The fastest way to do this was to put everything into the boat and to tow it.
It became a performance:
Old man: Sen McGlinn
Driver: Guido Ancion
Camera: Sonja van Kerkhoff
Each ‘flower’ is a creation out of the plastic rubbish given to me. So the “Janssen” flower hails from the Janssen family trash. So far I have bred “Tama,” “Carmen,” “Carla,” “Denise,” and “Janssen” flowers from litter.
13 May 2013, Day 4
Reinier van der Meer starts to build his sculpture at Land Art Maastricht while in front of the Chateau Hans Vernooij + Johannes Gérard worked on a site specific intervention in the middle of the lawn.
First they arranged for a circular area to be left ‘blank’ by the groundsmen.
And then they wheeled wheelbarrows of twigs and branches.
Meanwhile Sen continued to add branches to our arabesque dome while I got out the ironing board and finished ironing Carmen’s trash.
Then I laid the “Carmen” flower out in the moat.
To Day 5.
12 May 2013, Land Art Maastricht, Day 3
Sen and Sonja gave an presentation this afternoon and showed the video Transit in a green landscape. This was an intervention at the Tahora Folk Festival in Aotearoa | New Zealand. A transition of red across green incorporating five “Kaimanawa” horses. More about this happening is here or watch the 7 minute video on Youtube.
We weren’t able to do much more to our ‘arabesque dome’ (our working title) because of the rain and so Sonja got the iron out and started to iron the litter she’d collected. See Day three for more.