The World is Yours (2015) Arno Coenen & Iris Roskam
The light-emitting ribs of a globe have been shimmering on this hundred-year-old electricity house on Tiendplein. It is a network visualization annex globe, in which the port city of Rotterdam is the center of the world. The lines end up at the largest dot with 2015, the Rotterdam area code. Below that is the text 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.
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.