white concrete, wax, neon tube, black quartz stone
A silent witness shows itself as a human trace from the future past. It is an excavated artefact and a small-scale stilled landscape - a small-scale island in which oversized traces of mankind have been solidified. A fragile and vulnerable, non-functional technofossil that questions man and his impact on its surroundings.
exhibition: Overlap - the expo
group show with Nicolas Baeyens, Ann Bessemans, Louis De Cordier / Cosco, Katelijne De Corte, Ugo Dehaes, Annelys de Vet, Kasper De Vos, Lodewijk Heylen, Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert, Athar Jaber, Christina Stuhlberger, Kevin Trappeniers, Karel Verhoeven, Karen Vermeren, Dirk Zoete
concept by Frank Merkx, in collaboration with Marjan Doom (selection of scientific objects), Nele Wynants, Ann Bessemans
production: the Young Academy of Belgium (Flanders), part of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences & Arts, in cooperation with GUM (UGent), ARIA (UAntwerp), the Royal Academy and Sint Lucas Antwerp, BAC ART LAB (KU Leuven), PILAR (VUB) and Hogeschool PXL Hasselt
special thanks to: Frederik De Wilde, Niel Hens, Sarah Lebeer, Tine Scheijnen, Bert Seghers, Lien Verpoest, Geert Vanpaemel, Anne Verbrugge, Nathalie Poot, Fausto Fazzari, Valerie Baeyens, Ine Engels, Jean-Philippe Delberghe and the city of Harelbeke