Stone by Wim T. Schippers goes back float
The floating stone by Wim T. Schippers has been restored, and Friday, on view at museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Three years was the stone of pur foam piece.
Schippers designed The is me what, as the work is hot, especially for the ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. It was for many years the main hall of the department.
By means of magnetic repulsion could the stone above the pedestal, to continue to float. But the float position worked more often than not. According to Schippers was that the fault of the public servants who paper balls threw to the piece of art that as a result of battle became.
Boijmans adopted It is me in 2005. But also in Rotterdam, there were technical problems making it work of art of Skippers in the last few years was not to be seen. Mechanical engineers and former students of the TU went to the battle and have managed to get the stone more stable float.
Skippers will be Friday at the renewed installation if the stone is added to the exhibition for children All Kids.