/sculpture, a temporary urban intervention/
Author: Anton Tsanev
“Gate” is a sculpture, a temporary intervention in the urban space, part of the programme of NIGHT/Plovdiv. The project studies the gates as a place of personal and social transformation. Place of meetings and separations.
The Eastern gate at the end of the Old Town of Plovdiv was built in 2 c. in the time of Emperor Hadrian and was a kind of filter of the city, built by a huge triple portal, combined with a hospital. Today the place has kept this spirit of a border and encounter.
This place of transformation has been reconstructed by arranging old and new materials, objects, lights, shapes and mechanisms, revealed from the study of doors in the region of the three mounds.
The “Gate” installation forms a portal of three columns, based on sign elements for the construction of gates - Keystone, Dovetail and Large-headed nail.