dessardo, sculptor
dessardo, sculptor
(Project) Garboatage (Korpoström, Finland - 2019) Tasu (Béthisy-Saint-Martin, France - 2017/2018) 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)
Pän tà  (Shanghai, China - 2003)  25 x 14 x 2 m, granite, marble, bronze, red painting

Pän tà was created during the Yuzi Paradise International Symposium in Guilin, China. When finished, it was installed in the Shanghai Sculpture Park.

Pän tà is also an element of a larger project for a foldable pentagonal structure. The complete project, called «Penta», is intended as the foldable carpentry for a utopian house. Over the past few years, various elements of this carpentry, with the same pattern, have been built in many places around the world. Since all of them will be joined together one day, the dimensions and hinges of each element are very precisely defined.
The five elements in granite, with marble and embedded bronze, create a place. Two paths reach the place, a third access is from the lake.

drawing of the project drawing of the project

Installed in Shanghai Sculpture park.
Chief assistant: Jiwang Yuan, deputy chief assistant: Zhili Yuan, other assistants: Xiaodi Shi, Shumin Shi, Jinshui Yuan, Shuangying Shi Fuwang Yuan, Jicheng Yuan, Chunliang Tang, Meng Yuan Xinwang Su, Qiangrong Mo, Qier Pan, Key

Pän tà   (Shanghai, China - 2003)
25 x 14 x 2 m, granite, marble, bronze, red painting