A spooky, blue and purple illuminated pavilion floats on the water at the end of the Herengracht like the remains of a lost or drowned cathedral. It’s Peter Snijder’s installation ARCHEStextures: PORTAM CIVITATIS.
The Belgian self-proclaimed ‘artist-inventor’ Peter Snijder (1974) always incorporates light in his artworks. He prefers to use found or obtained materials and builds his architecture-like constructions himself, designed in his personal, imaginative design language. Snijder thinks that it’s important that his installations are not ‘just’ an object; they must leave an impression and spark your imagination.