CHARNECA & MEMÓRIA
The wooden bridge of the Ganshoren marsh is where the imagination and reflection meet.
An observation telescope allows one to read the poem from start to finish.
‘Reading Teixeira’s poem is like walking through a landscape.
A journey from the city to the countryside, from present to past and
back. The poem starts at the Koekelberg Basilica - “ God’s empty
warehouse ” - and ends in a pool. Just like the poem, my artistic
intervention makes the viewer-reader the leading character in the
landscape. The bridge is a meeting place where poem, imagination
and view are combined.’
Filip Van Dingenen
" Um estranho monturo da cor do chernozem,
a basílica bizantina — esse vago silo de Deus —
com o gasómetro da cúpula e as pontas das flechas
glaucas que se elevam, intactas, na luz da manhã "
Ganshoren lies calm and rural between the hum of Brussels and the din of the ring-road that encircles it. It is a modern district, and all that remains of its old centre is Guido Gezelleplein, the busiest part with shops and cafés. In between the busy Keizer-Karellaan and the Koekelberg basilica there are quieter residential areas, some with high-rise, and green zones. The impressive De Rivieren mansion stands out proudly in the middle of a park with a fairytale lake. A brisk walk takes you to Ganshoren marsh, a nature reserve with a wide variety of birds.
The work was given its festive unveiling on 7 June 2013 in the in the Ganshoren marshes.
In this instance Passa Porta cooperated with Ganshoren Council, GC De Zeyp, CC La Villa, Brussel behoort ons toe, BSGO De Goudenregen, Ecole primaire de la Communauté française, Collège du Sacré-Coeur and Les Villas.
TREES OF CIRCULAR MOTION — THE STREETS OF LA ROUE
In the streets of La Roue, eight round trees arise, in whose tops we can read a poem that evokes the area we are visiting.