Maarten Vanden Eynde

Globe

2013
Various materials, 850 x 850 x 850 cm.
Permanent installation at Vent des Forets, Lorraine, France

Globe is a gigantic sphere (8,5 meters diameter) made out of different kinds of locally found scrap and trash. It symbolises our constant urge to collect matter (as dung beetles) and the consequent problem of what to do with it after it has lost it's function or use. It is placed on the old garbage dump of the small village Rupt devant Saint Mihiel, both demarcating and commemorating that particular space and it's history.