Work in progress
In February I’ve spent one week in the atelier of Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Ghent and ended with a try-out for Without Us that will be presented during the festival Public Works. Due to the restrictions it is uncertain at the moment when the festival exactly will take place.
Without Us is a work that takes place in an urban landscape, without us. It takes us back to the time before we arrived here, and (just) after we got there. What did – and does – the world look like in our absence? From behind glass we look at a part of Ghent from another time. A time in which we did not yet exist or have long since existed. What went on and who is left behind?
“You are stretching the time while making me look at the same frame in the present as in the past, and eventually also in the future.” – a visitor of a try-out.