Hortus Conclusus

Arnoud van den Heuvel
February 2nd 2008

hortus conclusus

This weeks peculiar image is a work by Zeger Reyers. In 2001 he vaccinated some everyday objects - found in the basement of Rotterdam Art Centre Witte de With - with oyster mushroom spores. Shortly afterwards, colorful fungi sprouted from archive boxes, furniture and fire hoses.

hortus conclusus

Reyers (1966) is known for his installations in which he confronts the artificial, man-made world, with the forces of nature and their miraculous beauty.

hortus conclusus

hortus conclusus

hortus conclusus

hortus conclusus

hortus conclusus - 2001

More recent work:

hard water

hard water - 2003

lux flex 2006

lux flex 2006

lux flex - 2006

aqua boogie 2

Referral to aqua boogie II

galeries.nl (dutch) | vpro.nl (dutch broadcast)

Related topics: Mushrooms come from Trucks | Grow your 1up Mushroom Kit |

Share your thoughts and join the technology debate!


Comments are members only. Login to your account and join the technology debate.

Not a member? Join us

Posted 18/02/2011 – 16:08

I find this also an interesting comment on the primacy of art over administrative activities or public safety. The artist is lauded for destroying archives and for destroying firefighting equipment.

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Joyce Nabuurs: To me this question seems to be a logical next step in the emancipation movement of the past century. More and more women entered the workspace, but the responsibility for pregnancy and childrearing remained female.

Already a member? Login.