'Accumulation (design for The Building)' is a medium-sized sculpture, a combination of architectural cardboard, steel, cement sealant and electronics. The work 'Accumulation (design for The Building)' is an architectural sculpture that evokes a fictitious, megalomaniacal, postmodern complex of buildings. The building is a preliminary model for the film 'The Building', in which the artist leads the viewer into a virtual, nocturnal walking tour of a fictitious, megalomaniacal hospital complex. This hospital has the same mediocre, lacklustre, overdone architectural features as the hospitals, shopping malls, health clubs or airports that have mushroomed all over the Western world. These buildings are designed to accommodate visitors, at the very least, by the tens of thousands, and exude, precisely because of this, a mood of alienation and interchangeability. Remarkably enough, it is precisely these huge, new, impersonal hospital complexes that usually form the background for the most personal and essential moments in life: people are born, suffer, are comforted, heal and die in hospitals. Accumulation (design for The Building) is displayed in a half-darkened space, foregrounding the backlit windows and bringing the stylised architectural volumes to life.
Courtesy: Caldic Collection - Rotterdam