RINTALA EGGERTSSON ARCHITECTS

QUETZALCOATLUS

Havana, Cuba
7th Havana Biennale of Contemporary Art
Installation
Completition 2000

A solid iron beam, length five meters and weight 415 kg, was tensioned between two concrete buildings with
1 km of fishing thread. Due to thermal changes the lines stretch and the object would have a slow flight movement in the air.

The name Quetzalcoatl stands for the Aztec flying serpent god, while Qetzalcoatlus was the last flying dinosaur. The work comments on the socio-political atmosphere in Cuba.