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PIER + HORIZON
P. DE KORT, -2016, Zwartemeerdijk ((entree naast Zwartemeerweg 62a), Kraggenburg
Pier + Horizon / Pier + Horizon ( P. de Kort )
© 2016 Ossip van Duivenbode

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Paul de Kort

BUILDING TYPE:
Land art
Monumental art

This work by land artist Paul de Kort (1961), a cluster of floating planted
strips or kraggen and a path into the water, refers to Piet Mondrian’s painting Pier and Ocean (1915). At that time Mondrian made several studies on the theme of sea and waves, as a pattern of horizontal and vertical lines penetrated by a longer vertical line. Pier + Horizon is additionally based on the landscape on site and the remains of former landscape structures. These include an ancient six-kilometre-long check dam from before the polder
was drained and the parcellation prescribed by Cornelis van Eesteren for the new land of Noordoostpolder (north-east polder). The new pier added by De Kort continues the line of the old dam and points to a tiny island on the horizon, a fragment of that dam. As De Kort says, ‘Everything is rhythm
in Flevoland province’.