The World is Yours

The World is Yours

This piece consists of a globe comprised of dots and lines in the style of a visualised network, information graphics depicting digital networks. The biggest dot represents Rotterdam, with its area code 010. The exterior surface of the metal construction is equipped with a pattern of LED lights. Arno & Iris custom-designed this piece of art especially for this location, and placed it atop an old renovated power transformer tower on the Tiendplein in Rotterdam, symbolising the distribution of energy to a local network.

The text on the globe reads: “The World is Yours”, quoting the gangster Tony Montana, the main character in Scarface, the Brian De Palma film. In this context, the quote refers to the history of the surrounding neighbourhood, the renovated West-Kruiskade. This area has been synonymous with drug-related crime for years. By reinterpreting the quote in a positive way, the artwork presents it as a motto for a better future for the many immigrants living in the area.