Krijn Giezen (1939- ) is known for transforming locally collected garbage and waste into landscape art. With Bat Cave, the idea was to recycle the surplus building materials used to construct the Lumen building. But the design sketches and material proposals weren’t received with enthusiasm. It simply wasn’t considered art. Yet art it certainly became, in 1998. A cave was carved into the western face of the 25 metre by 250 centimetre embankment, its wide mouth protected by a steel grate with big openings. Only surplus paving materials were used to create the work of art. The artist created this ‘bat cave’ as a shelter and hibernation place for flora and fauna. It is located just north of the Gaia/Lumen building, near the experimental plots.
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