Three rodents hang with their tails clamped under a beam on the façade of the Weenapoint building on the Kruisplein at the height where you might expect to see a sign displaying the street name. Like the animals, the beam is made of bronze but has been painted to resemble wood. The sculpture is part of Manders’ larger project entitled Self-portrait as Building, which he initiated in 1986. During the week of the sculpture’s unveiling, Manders published a newspaper that was delivered door-to-door.
During the week of the sculpture’s
unveiling, Manders published a newspaper that was delivered
door-to-door. The newspaper contained poems and photographs of Manders’
temporary interventions in the public realm. It also contained portraits
of a 15-year-old British boy, Angus Taggart, whom the artist had
photographed because of his multicultural appearance. The newspaper gave
an impression of the boy’s fantasy world and suggested that he was the
author of the sculpture.
Angus functioned as a sort of alter ego for Manders. The artist Mark Manders, who exists only in an artificial world, is in turn an alter ego for the person Mark Manders. Manders’ work consists of materialised thoughts and events from this imaginary world.
|location since||2001, Kruisplein, Westersingel/Culturele as, City Centre (in storage, new location is sought)|
|dimensions sculpture (hxwxl) in cm||50 x 300|
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