slapende meermin
STUK Kunstencentrum
Leuven, Belgium

Slapende meermin references a historical building situated at the North end of Martelarenplein, Leuven. Above the ground floor window the name of a bar/café had been carved originally into the stone lintel: A la sirene – in de Meermin. The temporary installation was a full-scale copy of the façade of this building turned by 90 degrees. Appearing like a physical manifestation of the building’s shadow, the architectural structure stretched out on Martelarenplein over a length of nearly 18 meter.

Slapende meermin was realised by the artist in collaboration with R.Bau Ltd, South Tyneside and Newcastle College UK, and Wonen en Werken Leuven.

Slapende meermin was a STUK Kunstencentrum Leuven project and part of the STUKSTART opening event.

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