Thursday, March 8, 2018

Vleeshal, Meat Market BaYiT BaSaR בית בשר 1991

Vleeshal, Meat Market BaYiT BaSaR בית בשר 1991
In the sculpture "Vleeshal (meat market) BaYiT BaSaR בית בשר 1991", I have reduced an existing hall - de Vleeshal (meat market) in Middelburg, the Netherlands - into a model which then functions as a support for an inscription. What is particular about this inscription is the fact that it is made up by the joints between the geometrical blocks of which the sculpture is constructed (please note: the geometrical blocks are based on 6 Hebrew letters, בית בשר to be read as BaSaR BaYiT i.e., Vleeshal/meat market). The place is transformed into its name, a name which lives in the lacuna of the town. 

1991 Vleeshal (Correction III) BaYiT BaSaR בית בשר x900 x 380 x 19 cm, metal, bronze, 
(Collection Becht, Naarden)

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