Caterpillar + Flatbed Trailer, Wim Delvoye
The Caterpillar by Wim Delvoye has been on the sea wall of Middelkerke since 2003. The copy that is now on display, however, is not the original one. The original work moved that same year to Ground Zero in New York. The current Caterpillar has been around since 2004 and was given a spectacular extension in May 2019 with the accompanying Flatbed Trailer. Together they form a new, impressive 21-meters long artwork. Caterpillar + Flatbed Trailer belongs to Delvoyes Caterpillar series from 2002. With this collection of remarkable construction machines, he forges a timeless melting point between the past and the present. In this work, the caterpillar tractor symbolizes modern times and the decorative patterns of a Gothic church represent the medieval world.
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