The Sequence by Arne Quinze

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Belgian artist Arne Quinze has created an installation called The Sequence outside the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

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Quinze designed The Sequence for the Festival of Politics at the Flemish Parliament last month; it will remain in place for at least five years.

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The following information is from Studio Arne Quinze:

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ARNE QUINZE FOR THE FLEMISH PARLIAMENT

The immediate environment of the Flemish Parliament undergoes a restyling. As of 13 November 2008 a giant wooden installation, lasting for at least 5 years, covers the Leuvenseweg connecting the Flemish Parliament with the House of Flemish Representatives.

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Arne Quinze, the international renown artist, signs for this unique piece of art. This installation is build for the first Festival of Politics running on 14, 15 and 16 November in the Flemish Parliament.

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Quinze: “THE SEQUENCE bridges the communication gap between people and generates movement in the city. I want to reconnect people and let them interact with each other like they did in the past on squares. At least people talked to each other then.”

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Therefore concrete elements serve as the basis for the sculpture. It gives people a moment to reset their minds and think about what’s going on in those two buildings. The physical connection between neighbors, the Flemish Parliament and the House of Flemish Representatives reflects the possible connection between all neighbors in Brussels. Cross-culture connections, a connection with Europe, its diversity and entity.

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SUSTAINABILITY
Arne Quinze uses concrete and wood for this installation. “Working with natural materials gives the installation a very pure and human aspect. I always work in a sustainable way.

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This is one of the most important things for me. All used wood has the EFC-label, a European standard. For every tree cut, there will be planted a new one. All wood is 100% recyclable into new fixtures, and is going to be completely reused after the deconstruction.

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  • http://www.planet3studios.com kanwal

    simply awesome…..

  • Rockstar

    very very nice and very lebbeus woods!

  • Mowgli

    thats going to block a ton of sun light..

  • Clifford

    Can someone stop this guy?

  • modular

    This is outstanding. Yet, Arne Quinze is using (again) an old formula that has worked for him in the past. We should see more new things.

    Keep it up.

  • http://intotheloop.blogspot.com kangnar

    wasn’t this also an instillation at burningman in 2006, only not orange, bigger and with a stage?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocallerid_man/250069641/in/set-72157594295559196/

  • Matt

    I wonder if, when Arne stubs his toe he says…oh fiddlesticks. Great work, really exciting, even if it is the same thing in a different space. It’s also really good to see such a level of photo documentation.

  • togon

    does anyone know how did he document the construction work? Does he customize every single wood piece or what..cause thats alot of pieces..

  • eduardo

    there’s no sunlight in Belgian, Mowgli…
    as the baron de Charlus would say:”ça n’a pas d’importance ici”

  • http://smarchitecture.blogspot.com/ Tomi

    Interesting and engaging…

    An updated rendition of Tadashi Kawamata’s installations…

  • headplow

    pretty damn cool . . .

  • Andrew Chow

    it;s the same thing again and again… something new please Arne

  • MCA

    I would like to see some new stuff of SAQ. They are just repeating previous artwork. Quinze just spends too much time loving himself I guess. The whole Quinze&Milan design company too is all about him,his story and his way of life. I went to their showrooms ons the “INTERIEUR08″ week in Belgium. There were almost no new pieces and flatscreens everywhere showing his face and, again… I’m afraid this kind of narcism is like a dark cloud hanging above the good ideas he really has.

  • waka

    beautiful, but we have definitely seen the same thing from him before. i wonder how he decides: ok, i have no ideas. let’s do the giant wooden installation thing again.
    nevertheless it still remains a beautiful thing to look at.

  • Joe

    I can’t help thinking a few months down the road when droves of birds move into their new residence. . … There’s going to be some issues there.