Instruments for Longevity. Surgical steel, 120 x 60 x 100 cm.
Instruments for Longevity in Museum Prinsenhof, in the background The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Willem van der Meer by Michiel Jansz. van Mierenveldt.
The human body and intellect play an important part in the works of Jaco van der Vaart. He is fascinated by how modern medical technology can prolong human life. This piece consists of superfluous instruments from the Reinier de Graaf Hospital in Delft. The hospital is the result of the amalgamation of the Old and New infirmaries, and is thus one of the oldest hospitals in the Netherlands, dating back to 1252.
Building "Instruments for Longevity"
Instruments for Longevity in Artcentre Kadmium, Delft.