Artist Wim Delvoye sets himself up as a candidate for the new spire to build the Notre-Dame in Paris.
After the fire of early this week wrote to the French government in a competition for a structure to replacement of la flêche, the spire of the cathedral that went up in flames. It can be an exact copy, but also to new, ” adapted to contemporary techniques and interpretations.’
Wim Delvoye has specialized over the past fifteen years in a series of Gothic works: life-sized versions of trucks, concrete mixers and cranes which he an ode to the early medieval gothic. Delvoye applies advanced industrial techniques such as 3D modeling and laser cutting in corten steel. For Bozar in Brussels, the Musée Rodin and the Louvre in Paris and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, he built a time also a striking tower structure.
‘On the basis of years of floor in the gothic style of architecture, I feel strongly called to contribute to the reconstruction of this monument, ” says Delvoye on the Notre-Dame cathedral.