U Heeft Tien Bewaarde Berichten | 2011-2013
Martijn Sandberg’s site-specific artwork on the concrete wall in the entrance hall of the Synagogue LJG in Amsterdam, refers to the location in a contemporary manner.
The figuration comprises vertical lines of polished metal reflecting the sunlight shining into the hall, through the roof window. The tints and reflections of the surroundings keep on changing along every sightline in the mirroring surface; upwards from the ground floor, from through the window next to the access to the Schul on the first floor, and from the stairwell above.
While looking at the interplay of light and lines high on the wall, the contours of letters become visible. A radiant message appears to the visitor. A message from above. Art with a message – from yesterday, today and tomorrow. When entering and leaving the Synagogue. Over and over again, a vision for now and forever more: ‘You have ten saved messages’.
Click here for photos of the realised artwork, in the section ‘public artworks’.
Title: ‘U Heeft Tien Bewaarde Berichten’ (‘You Have Ten Saved Messages’)
Artist: Martijn Sandberg
Location: Synagogue LJG, Zuidelijke Wandelweg 41, Amsterdam
Measurements: 4.36m x 4.36m
Material: polished stainless steel
Concept and design: 2011-2012
Realisation and installation: 2012-2013
Commissioned by: Synagogue LJG, Amsterdam
Architect: SeARCH Architects, Amsterdam