SOLBARGIAFUTOBS , 2004
408 x 1464 cm
160.6 x 576.4 inches
SOLBARGIAFUTOBS is a panoramic image of a familiar landscape, occupied by 'futuristic architecture of the past'. Using large wall prints, the virtual designs are now applied to a physical bearer and thus present in real space. Yet, this image is a construction of a possible world which can never be materialised. This world cannot be mounted by the viewer. The rough bric-a-brac version of the sculpture is almost opposite to the smooth, clean shape of the blob. The rough version is representative of our physical world, whereas the clean version is characteristic of the digital, industrial world. The area of tension between both worlds is what interests Nick Ervinck, who is mainly fascinated by tension between the box and the blobs. He captures organics blob shapes in cages and places old angular architecture in symbiosis with new organic blob shapes – balanced combinations, tensions and fertilizations between old and new, the physical and the virtual. This also includes sculptures such as Xobbekops, Elbatargscu, Siutobs and Salb Furchak.
Oud Militair Hospitaal - Oostende, BE