2012 Buigkrag at Nirox

Context

With ‘Buigkrag’ Coetzee proposed to build a site specific artwork by using existing dolomite formations that stand at an angle and point towards pylons in the landscape. She aimed to dry stack up to 100 smaller stone stacks on top of these formations and extend their angle and size towards the pylons. This site is specifically relevant because of it being on the existing Nirox Foundation grounds with Pylons running through the landscape. Visitors to this landscape will have a unique experience viewing the ‘crowd’ of bowed stone stack ‘figures’ in the direction of the Pylons.

Through this artwork Coetzee comments society’s dependency on electricity. By balancing stones on top of these formations she encourages the viewer to live a more balanced life, in alignment with nature.

Process

Dry stacking stones, especially at an odd angle, on top of the existing formations was a painstaking process as you have to find the perfect balance/fit for each new stone – you have to in other words, work with nature. The stacked stone has the same shape as the ones protruding from earth, making it difficult to see whether it is a human intervention or not.


2012 Buigkrag at Nirox


Final work

2012 Buigkrag at Nirox


Process shots

2012 Buigkrag at Nirox





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