CARBON: A new gathering around fire
Carbon is a landscape composition composed of discarded chimneys, steel cables and an expansion tank introducing a new vertical element that visually communicates with other landmarks in the landscape. A basic essential element corresponding to heating ourselves taken away from its context, becoming a gigantic human trace. An artefact dug up on a simple acre in the West of Flanders and found again.
"The men of old were born like the wild beasts, in woods, caves, and groves, and lived on savage fare. As time went on, the thickly crowded trees in a certain place, tossed by storms and winds, and rubbing their branches against one another, caught fire, and so the inhabitants of the place were put to flight, being terrified by the furious flame. After it subsided, they drew near, and observing that they were very comfortable standing before the warm fire, they put on logs and, while thus keeping it alive, brought up other people to it, showing them by signs how much comfort they got from it. In that gathering of men, at a time when utterance of sound was purely individual, from daily habits they fixed upon articulate words just as these had happened to come; then, from indicating by name things in common use, the result was that in this chance way they began to talk, and thus originated conversation with one another."- CHAPTER I: THE ORIGIN OF THE DWELLING HOUSE, VITRIVIUS, DE ARCHITECTURA
2018Recuperated chimneys, steel, inox, steel cables10 x 0,16mInvitation by Kunstenfestival Plan B. Installed at Gouvernement, 019, In De Ruimte and De Biënnale van België.