sketch for the 'sanctuary'

sanctuary for Haagse Beek project, The Hague

catalogue number: hdv 1994.112.1
date created: 1992-1994
classification: installations
work type: environment
medium: on the occasion of the Artivisual Landscapes conference in 1992, Krijn Giezen was invited by the IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) to develop a vision for the Haagse Beek in the centre of The Hague.
after his analysis of the state of the Haagse Beek, polluted and partly flowing against the natural direction, Giezen proposed to 'purify' this flow by rearranging existing elements. He invited Ian Hamilton Finlay (word), herman de vries (vegetation) and Remko Scha (sound) to respond. de vries suggested making a cultivated park (former Stadhoudersplantsoen) inaccessible on the route so that the original vegetation can return, Finlay presented a bluestone model of the stream's inflow into the Hofvijver and Remko Scha played a sound piece in a closed cabin, inspired by the pumping station that interrupts the stream along the way. The 'sanctuary' for the Haagse Beek was not realised.
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current repository: not realised
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comment: besides the sanctuary, herman de vries also proposed to place 108 stones with names of rivers partly in the street where the Haagse Beek runs underneath and partly alongside the stream (not realised)
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
1994 'Haagse Beek Herzien', Stroom/Haags Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst, The Hague [group]