4045 Hymn to the Cleaner, 2007

Gemeente Den Haag

The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag has put together a comprehensive exhibition on impressive vases with spouts titled: 'Vases with Spouts'. The museums owns a collection of parts of historic flower pyramids. Studio Makkink & Bey, Ineke Hans and Wieki Somers were asked to complement one of these pieces in order to make it a functioning vase again. Using coloured blocks of flower foam the studio constructed a pixelated cleaning lady that is balancing on a historical pedestal; an oath to cleaners.