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:
Butoh performance by Mieke Verhooren and a student. Detail of sculptural interventions by second year art teacher students at the Maastricht School of Visual Arts.
Back to Day 1 of Land Art Maastricht
Old Man in boat irons past Chateau Bethlehem
The “Janssen” family flower by Sonja van Kerkhoff
in the Chateau Bethlehem moat.
14 May: Day 5 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.
To Day 6 of Land Art Maastricht
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.
Reinier van der Meer’s sculpture in progress viewed from the east of the Chateau grounds.
Sonja irons trash at Land Art Maastricht.
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.
Sonja litters with art in the chateau moat.
To Day 5.
12 May 2013, Land Art Maastricht, Day 3
The potato eaters at Chateau Bethlehem, Willem Fermont (left) and Guido Ancion (right) prepare the ground
for Willem’s installation “Einstein’s Jaarringen” (Einstein’s Growth Rings).
Site specific (Tree Slices) installation in progress by Guido Ancion at Land Art Maastricht, 12 May 2013
“Tama” a floating flower form made out of plastic donated by Tama McGlinn.
After the radio interview for “Timo à la Carte” (information online in Dutch
) in the Maastricht ‘het landhuis’ an alternative space for cultural and ecological initiatives, I then set out the first ‘garbage’ flower, “Tama.” Each flower is named after the person whose plastic litter I use.
More about Land Art Maastricht is here. Go back to Day 1 on this blog or to Day 4.
11 May 2013
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.
Sen and Sonja start a new sculpture in the grounds of Chateau Bethlehem, for Land Art Maastricht.
22 artists from seven countries came to work for 9 days to make site specific sculptures in the grounds of Chateau Bethlehem, which is currently used by as a campus for the Maastricht Hotel School.
See the website for a listing of the artists
Between 4 and 6 each afternoon are artist presentations.
Today Johannes Gérard (Berlin) and Paul Hoftijzer (NL) presented their work.
To day two >>
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.
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.