dessardo, sculptor
Lento
dessardo, sculptor
Tasu (Béthisy-Saint-Martin, France - 2017) Escaper (Seneffe, Belgium - 2017) Courage, Fuyons! (Brussels, Belgium - 2016) Éloge de la Fuite (1F Rue des Renards, Brussels, Belgium - 2016) Lento (Korpoo Island, Finland - 2016) Eolo (Béthisy-Saint-Martin, France - 2016) Fuga (Béthisy-Saint-Martin, France - 2016) Onda (Béthisy-Saint-Martin, France - 2016) Loudspeakers (Tsukuba, Japan - 2015) Prosthesis (Abiko, chiba, Japan - 2014) Copy (Neustadt an der Donau, Germany - 2014) Poulailler (Nannay, France - 2013) Breathing (East Haddam, USA - 2013) Gargouilles (Creysse, France - 2013) Installation (Wattwiller, France - 2013) Local (Brussels, Belgium - 2012) Proto-Gonzo (East Haddam, USA - 2011) Dix Goulottes (Tuilières, France - 2011) Zone (Gartow, Germany - 2011) Junk Trail (Connecticut, USA - 2010) Local People Do (Friesland, The Netherlands - 2010) Wheelbridge (Connecticut, USA - 2009) Waterfall (Connecticut, USA - 2009) Erddach (Lehnin, Germany - 2008) Waterloop (Flevoland, The Netherlands - 2008) Camouflage (Camargue, France - 2008) Stylite (Connecticut, USA - 2007) Exodus (Ludwigshafen, Germany - 2007) Wasserstand (Ingolstadt, Germany - 2007) Wall (Comines, Belgium - 2006) Network (Kongju, Korea - 2006) Belgian Flags (Brussels, Belgium - 2006) Penta & Stone (Busan, Korea - 2004) Mul Gil (Kongju, Korea - 2004) Aqueduc (Gesves, Belgium - 2004) Pän tà (Shanghai, China - 2003) Parasísmicas (Putaendo, Chile - 2003) Cortejo (Putaendo, Chile - 2002) Anticiclónica (Las Malaguetas, Dominican Rep. - 2000) Jetable (Wissant, France - 1998)
Lento  (Korpoo Island, Finland - 2016)  4.60 m, birch wood, iron wire, silicone, tarp, ropes

Lento is an open wooden canoe rigged with a lateen sail.

In Korpoo island, Finland, I wanted to make a work that dealt with the need we all have to migrate:
a suspended, floating, flying, flexible, light, inhabitable device to be able to navigate and escape the island.

I bought some triplex 4mm birch plywood, bathroom silicone, and thin gardener iron wire,
cut and sewed the birch to make a boat hull shape, siliconized all the joints.
I added a birch small mast, a green tarp used as a lateen sail.
I was then able to sail from Korpoo island to Nagu island and back.

Exhibited hanging to a pine tree, the boat is now a sculpture,
waiting to be used by anyone who would want to migrate.

construction construction construction
construction assistant : Xaidi Tsirogianni

escape construction Benkku and Rippe

Benkku's drawing of Lento on the Baltic Sea

drawing by Benkku

Lento   (Korpoo Island, Finland - 2016)
4.60 m, birch wood, iron wire, silicone, tarp, ropes
Movie 1: Pako (5 mn)