Under Ground, 2016 (Tilburg, the Netherlands)
Under Ground - 60 tons of clay, a digger, a body, was part of the exhibition Luster – Clay in Sculpture Today, in park De Oude Warande in Tilburg, organized by Fundament Foundation. www.luster16.nl

The number of exhibitions on the use of clay and ceramics in contemporary art has been remarkable in recent years. Luster – Clay in Sculpture Today was in line with this renewed interest, but went further by challenging the artists to create new works for the public space of park De Oude Warande. The participating artists were: Caroline Coolen (BE), Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel (GB/FR), Alexandra Engelfriet (NL), Guido Geelen (NL), Cameron Jamie (USA), Markus Karstieβ (DE), Marien Schouten (NL), Johan Tahon (BE), Gert & Uwe Tobias (DE), Anne Wenzel (DE), Jesse Wine (GB).

60 tons of blue/gray, smooth Dutch river clay was delivered in the park straight from the bed of the river Waal. With a large shovel the clay was laid on the slopes of a natural hollow on a beautiful location among the trees. With my new tool the digger I softened and prepared the thick layer of clay which I subsequently shaped with my body in the course of 4 days. Photographer Liedeke Kruk was commissioned by Fundament Foundation to follow the process of making. Cofinanced by Stokroos foundation: www.stokroos.nl
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