GoneWest: 'coming World remember Me' - sculptural art project
From 2014 to 2018, by moulding 600,000 sculptures out of clay, thousands of people from across Flanders and the rest of the world will take part in the making of the installation ComingWorldRememberMe. Each and every sculpture represents one of the 600,000 victims who lost their lives due to the First World War in Belgium. In this way, different generations and nationalities will be united in the commemoration.
In the spring of 2018, the installation will be installed on one of the most hard-won places of WWI: the no man’s land of the frontline around Ypres. Each clay sculpture will get its place between two large sculptures made by artist Koen Vanmechelen. The impressive land art installation ComingWorldRememberMe will remind us of the uselessness of war: yesterday, today and tomorrow. Thanks to the commitment of all participants, the past, the present and the future will become connected and ComingWorldRememberMe will eventually turn into a cross-border and cross-generational symbol of peace.
Attend one of the workshops in Nieuwpoort or Ypres to make a sculpture.
Location: Kazematten Ypres, Site Bommenvrij, Schoolstraat 48, 8620 Nieuwpoort
From Wednesday, October 14, 2015
To Sunday, November 11, 2018
Below you will find an interactive map.Text version