DordtYart, Dordrecht 2016

GlassFever was a large-scale event, organised by DordtYart in collaboration with Studio Berengo at Murano, Venice (Italy), presenting the use of glass in contemporary art. It was for this occasion that DordtYart commissioned Rossella Biscotti, Folkert de Jong, Zoro Feigl, Tomáš Libertíny and myself to each make a new work in Venice, with Berengo's maestros. The brief moment when the glass comes out of the oven and is still hot, fluid and radiant served as a starting point for my design. Before the glass solidifies and turns hard, glossy and motionless, it is a bulb full of energy. I have tried to translate that magical moment into a monumental, dynamic object of cast blocks of glass, which will be brought back to life by the light of day.

Dim. Ø 210 cm
Steel and solid glass

The making of GlassFever @ DordtYart on vimeo


Commissioner: Bert van der Lingen, Nederlandse ambassadeur in Litouwen, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, Den Haag
Production: Yens & Yens en CM3 custom-made
Construction: Bussel Engineering
Photography: Andries de Marez Oyens