3D stereoscopic installation, loop, 2017
Music: David Dramm

In 768 the Anglo-Saxon missionary Lebuinus crossed the River IJssel and arrived in Deventer. He built a little wooden church on the spot where the Great or Lebuinus Church, which is named after him, now stands. Today’s Gothic church with its vaulted ceiling reaches high into the heavens. The Roman crypt gives you a very different spatial experience. Whereas you feel the huge distances when you walk into the church, in contrast in the crypt everything is close by. It is much more intimate. The well in the crypt is covered with a grille and is connected to the River IJssel. It overflows whenever the IJssel bursts its banks and then gradually the water recedes.


Words from Ludger Pfanz

Film director, scenario writer, producer and film teacher, director Beyond Festival, Future Design Institute and Expanded 3Digital Cinema Laboratory, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design ZKM (Center for Art and Media), Germany.

“Since the last decade I am following the works of Arent Weevers and had the honor to show some of his 3D installations at the international Beyond Festival at ZKM (Center for Art and Media) in Karlsruhe, Germany. His very subtle approach, on very important issues of our time, result from his mastery not only in the 3-dimensional video works, but also the context he constructs in presenting those works in spaces like the Lebuinus Church in Deventer in the Netherlands. Here the value of the work got a surplus by the real world, when the well in the crypt, where the artwork was presented, was flooded by the rising waters of the IJssel creating a powerful metaphor on climate change.

Space–Time–Narratives at its best.”

Do you know that this artwork…

DUTCH PREMIERE ‘Well 5.1.’ version. Art Stations of the Cross, Hengelo – March/April 2024.

PREMIERE IJsselbiennale, Deventer – June/September 2017
Is exhibited at:
– Art Stations of the Cross – Global, virtual journey around the world – March/April 2021
– 3D Moving Images Festival, Deventer – September 2017

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