“________” [overexposure]




A long row of impossibilities accompanies the development of this work, unavailable sites, the distance in between the two cities, ownership over public space, bureaucracy and permissions, time frames... and in an odd way it is only because of all these things that this work is possible. So flourished an unplanned and unexpected dialogue with the city in an attempt to discover, and to some extend understand how 'invisible and abandoned' spaces work. thus we can re-think them, and by doing so commemorate and make perceptible the hidden traces of history embedded within them.

An intense observation of the remnants of one of these places led to a moment of serendipity, a fortunate discovery made by accident. The house was breathing so quietly it seemed almost dead. A crack in one of the wooden blinds covering the holes of once existing windows served as the starting point of this intervention. I peered inside but most of it was darkness. I took a picture and in the overexposure a new piece of unexpected knowledge was revealed.

The private is made public, over exposed: the voyeurism of peeking through the window, and all of this exhibited bare for anyone to see, intimately displayed just as if it had been there all the time, because everything is always there if we take the trouble to look.

Variable dimensions. Digital prints applied on wooden blinds.
Leuven, Belgium. 2006

+This work was part of the exhibition 577,4 the distance between a project of the Museum Site Leuven, Sint-Lukas Institute, Brussels and Bauhaus University, Weimar.

1 comment:

Sabrina said...

Is funny to point out the relation you hold over abandoned goods, once again you como to discover and reveal the beauty in loneliness, again you appear to have saved this place from dying in complete anonymity