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Kasteel De Cannenburch, Vaassen
De Cannenburch Castle, owned by Maarten van Rossem in the 16th century, was built on the remains of a 13th century castle. Its facades show many traces of alterations and restorations, each of which remembering a different historical event. Because of the interesting but undesignated shapes of these scars, I explored the stories behind them.
Some of these marks were caused by the arrival of new owners, who simply had a different taste and decided to make new windows. Other traces refer to wars and decay. Instead of reducing everything to one type of brick, different ones were used to fill the gaps, so that the history of the castle can be read from the facades in an abstract language.
I decided to place my three favorite shapes as materialized mirror images in the canal. As must have been the case with the new bricks at the time, these shapes were first pale and then darkened after being placed just below the water surface, and eventually merged with the surface.
Waterproof multiplex, paint, construction, concrete blocks, rope.
Dimensions 520 x 301 cm; 516 x 478 cm; 502 x 158 cm.
Produced and installed in collaboration with Koos Schaart Adventures.
Commissioned by Stichting Productiehuis Plaatsmaken as part of project Een Zacht Geruis.
Made possible by Mondriaan Fund, provincie Gelderland, Fonds 21, Cultuurfonds Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten, gemeente Arnhem, gemeente Wijchen, gemeente Lochem, Stichting Stokroos, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Rabobank Stimuleringsfonds.