In his work 'Het is me wat' [Well I never], Wim T. Schippers appears to defy the forces of gravity: a stone hovers above a plinth. Schippers worked with the Technical University in Delft to achieve this. The stone can defy gravity thanks to three electromagnets that exert force on magnets incorporated in the floating stone. The words 'Het', 'Is', 'Me' and 'Wat' are written on the four sides of the plinth. Schippers designed this work for the Ministry of Heath, Welfare and Sport, where it was unveiled on 16 December 1999. Since 2005, the art work has been housed in Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum.
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|Title||The floating stone|
|Material and technique||Mixed media|
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 265 cm
Width 185 cm
Depth 180 cm
Wim T. Schippers
|Accession number||BRL 2005-25 a-g (MK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Rijksgebouwendienst 2005|
|Creation date||in 1999|
|Age artist||About 57 years old|
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