Niek Kemps, ‘Red Herring’ (1991)
Wood and felt.
Thierry Bontridder, ‘Trois croissants et un arc’ (2000)
In Scheutbospark, Brussels.
Mircea Nicolae, ‘Glass globes’ (2008)
Brick fragments from 25 demolished houses, shaped with an electric power tool, and then placed inside 25 glass globes found in a deserted glass factory. The project questions the destruction of private houses built at the end of the XIXth century and in the first part of the XXth century in the central area of Bucharest, Romania. Currently, these buildings are being demolished and replaced with blocks of flats or business headquarters, thus evicting an important segment of the built memory of the city.
David Brooks, ‘Trophic Pyramid’ (2010)
Casts of steps from homes destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.
Cadillac Ranch was installed near Amarillo, Texas, on Route 66. It consists of 10 Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolutions of the car line (most notably the birth and death of the defining feature of mid twentieth century Cadillacs; the tailfin) from 1949 to 1963, half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
Recent picture of ‘Cadillac Ranch’.
Stijn van Dorpe, ‘Clio’ (2009)
Together with a teacher and the students of a local technical secondary school, Van Dorpe worked towards an image that translated the power and energy of both the low budget exhibition initiative and the youngsters. A black Renault Clio was turned upside down and the necessary adjustments were made to enable the car to keep on running, however without moving forward. During a performance at the opening night of the exhibition, the physical power that the car developed was shown as a dynamic spectacle – accompanied by a drummer and T-shirts printed with technical details of the car.