Center I&II, 2020
Center I, tapestry, 137x370 cm
Center II, diptych, markers on two attached plexiglas mirrors, 80x400 cm
Photos by Gerhard Vollberg

Center I&II is a public art project made for the community center Hoge Weide in Leidsche Rijn assigned by the Municipality of Utrecht. 


Tapestry



Tapestry detail



Tapestry detail



Mirror


Mirror detail




Mirror detail

Center I is a tapestry specially created for the community center Hoge Weide. It can be perceived as a network, a map, blood vessels, roots, etc. Different lines and points are connected between themselves and all lead to the middle, the community center Hoge Weide, that unites different kinds of people and makes them interact.
Center I is waved of fine merino wool combined with bright red Velour thread. This project was produced in the TextielLab in Tilburg. The medium of waving has a long history of development in the Netherland and is associated with wealth and prosperity.

Center II is a second part of the art project. It serves as a symbolic transition between the youth center and the community center.
The red network drawings on the mirrors placed in the corridor are concentrated in the center, similar to the tapestry. The people passing by can observe their reflections slowly disappearing in the middle part and then appearing again. On the contrary to the tapestry’s organic impact, Center II has a colder appeal due to the materials and geometric patterns.

Center I&II is dealing with the theme of connectivity and exploring the significance of belonging to a group versus individualism.

 









Mark