Swol, 2016

Mixed media (terrazzo, glass, LED, wood, metal, sensors), 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 name Zwolle is most likely derived from the word Swol (Suelle, sensuous), the Germanic word that indicates an increase or swelling in the landscape. It refers to a slope in the landscape between the four rivers IJssel, Vecht, the AaA and the Black Water. The ridge (swol) where Zwolle is located was the only part of the country that remained dry during the frequent floods of the four rivers.