A scaffolding (tubes) structure in an ancient pyramid shape, hung with many mirrors, about 500. The intended size is higher than a house. The ‘SpiegelLoos‘ pyramid allows the visitor to see the prison from all sides.
Make this project possible with a donation > Voor de Kunst (a Dutch crowdfunding platform). Thank you.
The oldest domed prison in the Netherlands is a beautiful building, a monument full of history. Upon entering, in addition to the beautiful architecture, you also experience oppression: in the dome, solitary confinement was the instrument to be able to look at yourself in the mirror again after reflection and repentance. Mirrors are brought together through a collection campaign. The stories behind the mirror are recorded so that they can later be shared with others: who owned this mirror, when, how long ago, what did someone see in it? These stories form part of the (art) project and symbolize what mirrors do: reflect on current events and the past. For initiator Menno Loos, it calls for honesty and integrity: he wants to be able to look himself straight in the mirror at all times. He hopes that visitors will be amazed by the whole, the other and themselves.
In this way we want to start the conversation (connect) between different groups in the Arnhem area. This involves collecting mirrors, building them and during the SpiegelLoos project. We increase the reach of the project with short films.
If you would like to know more: spiegelloos.com