Hallo, Is Daar Iemand? / Ben Even Weg

2007

'Hallo, Is Daar Iemand?' and 'Ben Even Weg' by Martijn Sandberg are located in the district of Floriande in Hoofddorp/ NL. The piece of artwork consists of two free standing walls 4.5 metres high and respectively 24.5 metres and 14.5 metres in length.
While passing the artwork, a series of letters appears and disappears in the alternating of the open and shut character of the fence over its full length. As if someone has just left a memo, a memento for ever in the trellis: 'Hallo, is daar iemand?' *) and 'Ben even weg' **).

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Title: 'Hallo, Is Daar Iemand?' / 'Ben Even Weg'
Artist: Martijn Sandberg
Location: Dussenstraat / Hankstraat, Floriande Hoofddorp/ NL
Material: brown coated steel, precast concrete
Measurements: (lxh) 24.5m x 4.5m / 14.5m x 4.5m
Concept and design: 2005
Final design: March 2006
Realisation: 2006-2007
Completion: 2007
Commissioned by: Bouwfonds MAB (Municipal Building Fund MAB), Haarlem/ NL and District of Haarlemmermeer, Hoofddorp/ NL

*) 'Hello, is anybody out there?'
**) 'Out for a moment'





'Hallo, Is Daar Iemand?', 2007, Martijn Sandberg. Floriande, Hoofddorp/ NL. (photo: Allard van der Hoek)




'Hallo, Is Daar Iemand?', 2007, Martijn Sandberg. Floriande, Hoofddorp/ NL. (photo: Allard van der Hoek)




'Hallo, Is Daar Iemand?', 2007, Martijn Sandberg. Floriande, Hoofddorp/ NL. (photo: Allard van der Hoek)




'Hallo, Is Daar Iemand?', 2007, Martijn Sandberg. Floriande, Hoofddorp/ NL. (photo: Allard van der Hoek)




'Ben Even Weg', 2007, Martijn Sandberg. Floriande, Hoofddorp/ NL. (photo: Martijn Sandberg)


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