INSTALLATION & EXHIBITION
The artists’ collective HeHe had tower shapes made of galvanized tubing from the gate spill out onto the grass. On show in Gentpoort are small-scale installations which illustrate the fragility of our climate and in particular the role man has played in making it so vulnerable.
The Gentpoort, a former customs gate to control imports and exports, is now a symbolic threshold between the medieval city and the modern world outside. Inside the building a distinctive mood has taken over, literally inflecting the space with atmosphere.
On its roof, two of the original turrets are missing. The forms of these two missing towers can be found in the sculpture installed in the grass. Made from spiral galvanised tubing, fused together as two half-moons, it resembles a giant unpolished diamond.