Visual Art


The carcass of a windmill as a fragile construction.

Location Prix de Rome & De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
Production 2009
Material Pinewood, hinges
Measurement 600 x 1000 x 1500 cm (LxWxH)
Photo: Daniel Nicolas

On the Westergasfabriek site in Zuiveringshal Oost there is a skeleton of a historic windmill. Windmills used to be the tools to generate energy with the help of wind.

The Westergasfabriek provided energy for a large part of the Amsterdam lighting, but has not been used as such since 1967.

Undressed is the skeleton of a windmill inside. There is no wind and the blades have no room to turn. She's lame. The carcass turns the whole into a fragile construction.

Nevertheless, the mill's potential is palpable because it is shown in full size.

Undressed has also been shown at Noord Holland Biennale