Bart Lunenburg



Tiny Tumbling Towers


Sculpture and photograph


The towers in Tiny Tumbling Towers are based on the basic principles of skeleton construction: an accumulation of open floors. We see a row of towers falling like domino’s, ’frozen’ in the middle of their fall, and thereby subtly referring to Le Corbusier’s Dom-ino construction.

In the work I played with the idea of how a row of modernist high-rise buildings are torn down. I find the visual impact of the demolishing of buildings, such as the destruction of the  St. Louis suburb Pruitt-Igoe in the movie Koyaanisqatsi, very intriguing. For me, the work is about the tension between the idealism of a scale model, and how reality in the end is always catching up with this idealism.