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WALLPAINTING WESTERSCHELDE TUNNEL

Anamorphic painting for the walls of 6 km long Westerschelde tunnel

WALLPAINTING WESTERSCHELDE TUNNEL

TERNEUZEN, ZEELAND, 2003

Imagine yourself driving through a tunnel. On the wall you notice incoherent, colourful, forms. Then you find out that these spots are forming a recognizable image. Unexpected, the image frees itself from the wall. For a moment, just before dissolving again, it floats in front of your eyes. In September 2002 Maxwan became aware of the demand for an art work for the new 6km long "Westerschelde tunnel" - a new Dutch tunnel. By their own initiative Maxwan started a research on the combination of pictures and curved walls to find out if would be possible to map pictures on the wall of a cylindrical tunnel, in such a way that while driving a car through this tunnel, these pictures could be seen without distortion. An animation of this anamorphic principle has been made as a first prototype.

Credits:
client
Own initiative

country
Netherlands

city
Terneuzen, Zeeland

scale
L

team
Rients Dijkstra


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