The World is Yours (2015) Arno Coenen & Iris Roskam

Mothership
About the artwork

Op het dak van dit honderd jaar oude elektriciteitshuisje aan het Tiendplein zinderen sinds 2015 de lichtgevende ribben van een wereldbol. Het is een netwerkvisualisatie annex globe, waarin havenstad Rotterdam het centrum van de wereld is. De lijnen komen namelijk uit bij de grootste stip met daarop 010, het kengetal van Rotterdam. Daaronder staat de tekst The World is Yours, with which Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam want to give youngsters in the neighborhood self-confidence: the world is at your feet, make something of it! It is a quote from gangster Tony Montana from the film Scarface (1983). Tiendplein was in fact burdened with crime and drug nuisance for years. The redesign of Tiendplein and the work of art is an initiative of the West Kruiskade Alliance, a collaboration between the area committee, the municipality of Rotterdam, shopkeepers' association and Woonstad Rotterdam. Producer was Mothership.

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About Arno Coenen

Artist Arno Coenen (Deventer, 1972) studied at the art academy in Groningen. He works in various media, such as video art, 3D animation, glass and mosaic. From 2006 to 2018, he formed an artistic duo with Iris Roskam. Together they have created various works of art, including the artwork cornucopia for the Markthal.

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About Iris Roskam

Visual artist Iris Roskam (Delft, 1976) studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and the AKI in Enschede. From 2006 to 2018 she formed an artistic duo with Arno Coenen. Together they have created various works of art, including the ceiling artwork cornucopia for the Markthal.