Edith Dekyndt (born 1960 in Ypres, lives in Tournai and Berlin) is a Belgian artist who deals with ephemeral and transitory phenomena. In some of her works she explores the workings of light, wind and tidal movements. For her, sculpture means succinct and quiet intervention, not snappy or possession-taking edification. This is why she works with what already exists as part of the park-environment. She applies copper foil to the high metal grids of the entrance gates. At the beginning the gates shine like majestic trellises, but as time passes they will eventually turn a blueish verdigris, caused by patina oxidation. Dekyndt shows us the dichotomies of value and decay, time and disappearance, substance and appearance.
The Fences, 2015
Edith Dekyndt, Courtesy Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg
© Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, 2015, Photo: Axel Schneider, Frankfurt am Main