Swol, 2021

Mixed media (ancient bricks, messing, glass, LED, wood, metal, sensor), 200 x 225 x 300 cm.

Swol welcomes you to peek into an urban underworld. Beneath the pavement an underground platform from an unknown period unfolds.

The sculpture’s round shape was inspired by the manner in which the city was once created: a higher and habitable place in the otherwise swampy landscape that often flooded. It was in fact the only part of the country that remained dry during the many floods of the four rivers. It was called a ‘suolle’ at the time, which later changed to Zwolle.