“Art is the lie that reveals reality.” Jeroen Brouwers - “Culture, considered as a process, means acquiring a vast deal of useless knowledge, and then forgetting it.” Albert Jay Nock - “The world is full of objects, more or less interesting; I do not wish to add any more.” Douglas Huebler - “In life and in art one has to begin each day anew.” Louis Couperus

Title: Monument to the three-point-turn
2001 / 2002

photos by: Peter Cox
photomontages: Rosé de Beer

Project executed at the invitation of SKOR, Amsterdam.

AMSTERDAM – In the back yard of the Foundation for Art in Public Space (SKOR) ‘Driving School Langenberg’ provided lessons for underage drivers. Building regulations strictly control over-prolific plants in back gardens, but a loophole in the law allows underaged drivers to take lessons on their own terrain. The restricted space for movement in SKOR’s back garden represents the demise of the car as symbol of freedom in the choked up Dutch infrastructure. During the opening, the driving school offered free trial lessons. Sjaak Langenberg entitled this project ‘Monument to the three point turn’.

© Sjaak Langenberg