Sky Deep / 2016

JEROEN VAN WESTENkunst en landschapCV@

Sky Deep / 2016

Jeroen van Westen & Anne Ausloos, icw Bill McBride

Nothing is what it seems to be, looking at this concrete slit in the earth. The tapered walls play tricks on your eyes, the angle matching our perception of perspective. Entering from one end you are stopped by a steep drop. Looking down into the drop results into looking out into the other entrance. Upon entering this second entrance under the stone roof one is immediately almost blinded by light coming from the end of the narrow tunnel into the earth. The walls are warm red, the roof is a natural stone, the light is striking. The binding element in this work is a mirror, placed at an angle in such a position that it is almost impossible to see oneself in the mirror. The mirror is a window between the depth of the earth and the sky above for anyone standing in the earth. At the equinox, sunrise and sunset are almost exactly in line with Sky Deep.

Many thanks to Ton Haak, Bill McBride and Thea van der Geest

The short film uncovered (9′:11″) is available through vimeo