On the rampart surrounding the Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, fine artist Hans van Houwelingen constructed a 400-meter long path made of old gravestones, titled: Sluipweg, waarlangs de dood heft weten te ontsnappen.
Van Houwelingen alludes to the special fact that – for as far as officially known – during the defense of this military defense bastion, the Dutch army never actually fought.
The original function of the Kunstfort turns this narrow path into a bypass. The path made of recycled gravestones offers, so to speak, a space for death. The way the fort has been recycled to serve art, death has been ‘recycled’ to join the history of the fort.