During the renovation of the Heroes of the Sea Square, the city of Ostend’s ambitions turned out to be great. This did not just mean renovating the square, but also turning it into a genuine hotspot. A recognizable place where everyone wants to be, a great place to dwell and where everyone can not only enjoy the sea to the utmost, but is also urged to contemplate on both the city as well as himself. The city of Ostend therefore immediately opted for the integration of a permanent monumental work of art in this location. ‘Rock Strangers’, Arne Quinze’s first metal installation, which has a diameter of 100 metres, is part of the official selection for Beaufort04, the Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Belgian coast.