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  • ACQUA SCIVOLO

ACQUA SCIVOLO

CURRENT LOCATION: PROF. BLANCHARDLAAN, ON THE SEAFRONT NEAR ‘STER DER ZEE’, KOKSIJDE-OOSTDUINKERKE

Anne & Patrick Poirier

The French artist couple Poirier is fascinated by the past, by ruins and historical and archaeological sites. In Koksijde they were inspired in 2003 by the church of Abbey Ten Duinen, or at least by what has remained of the ruin complex and the museum situated some kilometres further on. For their work Acqua Scivolo (Water slide), the floor plan of the church was translated into a monumental, vertically built construction of steel with the sea as background. During Beaufort01 the visitor could climb up high in the work, as a result of which Acqua Scivolo served additionally as watch tower (not accessible any longer).