Heringa/Van Kalsbeek & Corso Zundert

The flower parade in Zundert (Brabant, the Netherlands) has been a source of inspiration for artist duo Heringa/Van Kalsbeek for years – not the parade itself, but the decay that sets in when it is all over and the floats are left at the mercy of the elements. But the construction process in which the gigantic floats seem to grow almost organically – and in which controlled accidents regularly occur – is a source of inspiration as well. This process of building and decay has many points in common with how Heringa/Van Kalsbeek work.

When the duo Heringa/Van Kalsbeek were invited by the Van Gogh House in Zundert to work together with the float constructors in 2013, they eagerly seized the opportunity. New sculptures emerged from the intensive and cordial cooperation, making use of the scale and technique that the builders had developed. The duo cut up, distorted and combined the work of the float builders to come up with capricious sculptures.

  • Date 30 September 2015
  • Tags Publications - Monograph