Monday, September 29, 2008

Wolfgang Weileder: "Slapende Meermin", STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium

Wolfgang Weileder

Slapende Meermin

a full scale site-specific
architectural installation

Leuven, Belgium
30 September - 4 October 2008

Slapende Meermin references a historical building situated at the North end of Martelarenplein, Leuven. Above the ground floor window the name of a bar/café has been carved originally into the stone lintel: A la sirene - in de Meermin. The sculpture is a full-scale copy of the façade of this building turned by 90 degrees. Appearing like a physical manifestation of the building's shadow, the architectural structure stretches out on Martelarenplein over a length of nearly 18 meter.

Slapende Meermin has been developed by the artist with r.Bau Ltd, South Tyneside and Newcastle College UK, and Wonen en Werken Leuven.
Slapende Meermin is a STUK Kunstencentrum Leuven project and part of the STUKSTART openingevent. Martelarenplein is opposite Leuven Central Station.
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