Strong Hold
neoprene, foam, lashing strap, 2016
160x80x40 cm

Concrete blocks in the form of grey lego blocks slowly fill the public space of cities like Amsterdam. Some blocks are there for years, slowly turning green with moss and algae. Every day new ones are added to the city scape. They block traffic during road works, but also function as safety walls in front of specific buildings like ambassies and busy squares.
The strong hold blocks are soft versions of the modern fortifications. While the concrete version tries to keep people at a distance, the soft ones invite to come closer and touch.

This work was exhibited during South Specific, Paleis van Mieris, 2016 and Scale to fit media, Madurastraat 72, 2017

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