Floating Mountain of Immortals



Anchored in the North Sea, a few hundred meters from the shore of the Belgian town of Knokke, and only 2 kilometers from the border with The Netherlands, an artificial island is floating in the waves. Glittering and shining in its stainless steel hull, the floating rock is a work of art by Chinese sculptor Zhan Wang. It's an integral part of the 'Beaufort' art trail, a collection of international art spread out over the 67 kilometers of Belgian coast (Saddam the Shark is also part of it). A billboard at the beach explains (but only in Dutch, French and German) that this work is called "Floating Island of Immortals". Holy mountains are a constant theme in Chinese landscape art. On the island, statues of a fisherman and an elf, a cell phone and a computer are present as icons of the past, the present and the future.













In the background, the Dutch dunes of Walcheren.


In the background, the Dutch city of Flushing (Vlissingen).

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#62960

xtiaan

 

Say Joe, we didnt ask you....

#27958

tippex forever

 

Tippex Rubio ?

#21357

Jöe

 

If you ask me, I find it crap. Then I prefer more Broodthaers' "Casserole and Closed Mussels", which also comes a lot closer to the Belgian coast ;-)

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