‘Cybernests’ : Utrecht : 1998
This is the project for the Willem Arntsz Home, a psychiatric hospital in the heart of the city of Utrecht. The assignment was to make a sculpture based on the historical fact that a classical sculpture from the early ‘60s had been dislodged and disposed of in the canals of Utrecht by a patient, leaving only the feet on a pedestal as remains. My proposal resulted in filling the remaining feet, placing them on a giant threshold that connected the old with the new situation. A series of gigantic “cyber birds-nests” link to the tiny ‘filling’ of the feet and form a cinematographic reference to cuckoos nests.