6x6 Enclosure of Sunflowers
6x6 enclosure of sunflowers is an intervention in the Bulskampveld domain on invitation by Jef Declerq.
The work consists of a 6 by 6 meter square incision in the landscape filled with sunflowers.
A ditch surrounds this patch of vegetation and clearly separates it from its surroundings. The intervention creates a visual rupture in the park.
The work originated from the association between contained overgrowth in landscape parks and the sprawled urban planning of Belgium. Bulskampveld is a microscopic version of how the country’s landscape is allotted in thousands of segments. The park is a form of cultivated nature that is sliced meticulously in compartments and different lines of sight. Each zone has a particular identity with corresponding planned fauna. The creation of borders is significant to maintain this form of cultivation. Multiple strategies are in use such as bushes, trees, stones, earth paths, fences, changing groundwork, rivers and ponds. Often these borders either try to contain an organism or to refrein organisms from entering.
6x6 enclosure of sunflowers thus reacts on how we define structural elements within human made landscapes and how containment is key. Seemingly out of place the intervention allows for reflection on the artificial construction of the domain.
earth, sunflower seeds
6,00 x 6,00 m
A public installation on invitation by Jef Declerq, commissioned by KASK Curatorial Studies, KASK Research, Provinciedomein Bulskampveld