• study for VIUNAP

  • study for VIUNAP

  • pieces of a Lustron Westchester prior to installation, Arnold Newman, 2008

  • cottage style architecture, De Panne

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VIUNAP, 2013
FDM 3D print
68 x 94 x 108 cm
26,8 x 37 x 42,5 inches

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The EGATONK-project was developed for the exhibition ‘Horizon 8300’ in Knokke which was set up to promote new architecture for this typical Belgian seaside town. Zaha Hadid presented a complete new vision for the train station that was in high contrast with the usual white cottage ‘obligations’ in this town. For a referendum in connection with the exhibition Nick Ervinck was asked as one of four artists to do ‘something’ with Knokke. For the artist it was immediately clear he had to use this cottage style and turn it into something absurd. The EGATONK wall print was presented on a 2,5 x 5 meter scale. VIUNAP is one building on the wall print. The cottages are no longer static but become figures with connotations to crabs and other sea animals that walk along the beach. They remind us of the impossible structures in the engravings of the mathematician Escher (1898-1972). Their double identity, both building and animal, also relates to the well-known duck-rabbit image puzzle that challenges our way of seeing and interpreting.

2015   Elements of Art and Science, Ars Electronica - Linz, AT
3D Print show, - London, UK
3D Print show, - New York, USA
3D Print show, - Berlin, DE
3D Print show, - Madrid, ES