Blankets (2022) – SpY
ART INSTALLATION BY STICHTING NDSM-WERF
Blankets is a new work by Spanish artist SpY. The golden and silver Mylar emergency blankets react to the wind with their movement and rustling sounds. This creates a continuous interaction in which the installation plays with the notion of water, sea and waves. Seen from above, the separate blankets together form one large blanket and the individual elements turn into a collective movement.
SpY is known for his large-scale installations in which he questions urban landscapes and explores cities as playgrounds of the imagination. With this work, Stichting NDSM-werf asked him to make a connection to the location, that is partly defined by the adjacent water of the IJ river. Through the moving elements of the installation and the rustling sound of the blankets, the installation responds to the specific character of the siteterrain.