Device to Root out Evil

Device to Root out Evil, Palma de Mallorca: Address, Device to Root out Evil Reviews: 3.5/5

Device to Root out Evil
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johnhp702
Derby, UK15,048 contributions
Upside down
Oct 2019
One of many sculptures dotted around the city, unfortunately it has been defaced by graffiti, better to view it in the evening when it is lit up.
Written October 5, 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,185 contributions
Bit disturbing
Sep 2019 • Couples
Idea is a bit weird as the steeple of the church points to hell and not heaven. Not sure I really get the purpose!
Written September 2, 2019
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badmintontim
Hastings, UK4,457 contributions
Interesting modern art
Dec 2018 • Friends
Yes this is a very interesting piece of modern art in Majorca that us an upside down church style house structure - you decide when you look at it either up close or from afar
Written May 13, 2019
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland6,898 contributions
Surprise
Apr 2018 • Couples
An upside-down, New England-style church built with its steeple in the ground. Totally surprised to see it - later I read that it visited few places before it came to Mallorca.
Dennis Openheim, the creator says: “It's a very simple gesture that's made here, simply turning something upside-down. One is always looking for a basic gesture in sculpture, economy of gesture: it is the simplest, most direct means to a work. Turning something upside-down elicits a reversal of content and pointing a steeple into the ground directs it to hell as opposed to heaven.”
Written March 26, 2019
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,093 contributions
Metal Church
Aug 2018 • Couples
Passed the object from our hotel to the city centre. It's a nice piece of art, although not much worth a detour.
Written January 25, 2019
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Anita
Scunthorpe, UK1,179 contributions
Weird and wonderful
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is in the square outside the modern art gallery.

We stubbled on it whilst wandering around heading towards the cathedral.
Written August 25, 2018
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monika
Calgary, Alberta5 contributions
The church
Jul 2018 • Couples
This upside down church was moved from Calgary Canada and look little nicer. It is work of famous US artist Dennis Oppenheim
Written August 19, 2018
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benbibat
Norwich, UK43 contributions
I mean its nice enough but...
Jun 2018 • Couples
Fairly near our hotel we stumbled across this. Filled a few minutes, sat and took a break. Not much to say, an upside down church tilted at a certain angle made of metal and wood.
Written June 24, 2018
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GoreyAlan
Leeds, UK210 contributions
Oops upside your head.
Oct 2017 • Couples
Stumbled across this while walking around Palma. Device to Root Out Evil is a 25-foot, tilted, upside-down, New England-style church with its steeple thrust into the ground and base raised up high as if to invite scrutiny from the heavens.Its also known as The Inverted Church.

It was designed by American sculptor Dennis Oppenheim, a pioneer of the 'Land Art' movement, who had strong links with Palma until his death in 2011.

There are a few copies of the original sculpture dotted around the globe. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it but a nice photo opportunity if you find it.
Written November 1, 2017
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Gazzamelazza
Reigate, UK32 contributions
Filled a spare 3 minutes
Oct 2017 • Family
If you are bored of Palma's eating, shopping and generally milling around, or have a few spare minutes, then you can come and look at this sculpture next to the road. It looks like an upside down church, probably as that is what it is meant to be.
There is a kids playground nearby and a cafe with no toilets. My son was desperate for a wee, so we used the bushes near the cafe.
Written October 28, 2017
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