For the installation in Port Tonic the two artists Cécile van Hanja and Jeroen van der Beek gathered their ideas on perspective.
Cécile van Hanja, who has traditionally made paintings of modern architecture, made the connection between the construction of the Port Tonic Pavilion and the constructions of Modernist architects such as Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. These are the same straight lines and the same open spaces that reminded him of the Modernist villas in his own paintings, he only lacked a swimming pool in front of the existing building.
For Jeroen van der Beek, who specializes in 3D installations, the importance was to be able to confuse the visitor between what is real and what is not. Then the idea of the confusion of a two-dimensional perspective in a three-dimensional environment became the basis of the project. Then the two artists made the project on the large asphalt platform in front of the Port Tonic Pavilion, extending the vertical and horizontal lines of the building with lines of white paint with gray shadows and a blue pool in front.
For the observer who will cross the platform, the lines will appear accidentally posed. But when he or she reaches the observer point, where the perspective will begin to work, the random lines will suddenly create a two storey high modern structure with the existing building. As in the paintings of Cécile van hanja, the reflections of the building will be visible in the illusory pool. But when the observer takes a step further, the structure will collapse into a labyrinth of lines that will leave him in the confusion of what is real and what is not.