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Public wooden installation — Mons, Belgium

The Passenger

A 85m long and 16m high wooden sculpture called “ The Passenger “ will occupy the Rue Nimy in the old city centre of Mons. The artist choose to build specifically in the Rue Nimy doesn’t come by coincidence. Arne Quinze’s first step always implies a detailed investigation of the cultural and demographic environment he works in.After clearly understanding the historical heritage; drawings, maquettes & engineering studies are effectuated. Determining the final form put into effectuation.

“The Passenger” symbolises the flow of people and their cultural evolution occupying the Rue de Nimy’s since its origine in the 13th century. Functioning as the main entrance toward the Grand Place of Mons. One of the most important commercial trading center to the province of Hainaut during Middle Ages.With “The Passenger“ Arne Quinze focuses on the historical importance of Rue de Nimy. A cultural passage who influenced all layers of its society through the years. Boosting historie and memories, assessments and creativity during the next 4 years.  “The Passenger” will provoke reaction and intervene in the daily life of passersby. Pushing dialogue and open the debate on contemporary urbanisation.

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