immersive site-specific installation. 4x 8 meters
Kasteel De Lovie Poperinge. Kunstenfestival Watou Sense of Place
Thanks to Mondriaanfonds and Stichting Stokroos
Technics: Fons Snelder, Simon Claessen
water basin, reflection, rippling system, black frap, wooden bars
During the construction of the castle and domain De Lovie, the region had to deal with a serious famine. Even though the castle owners showed great concern, the contrast between the wealth of the aristocrats and the poverty of the craftsmen was huge.
Central at the great hall a water basin is installed. Every 10 seconds an electronic arm embedded at the long side of the basin brings the water into the current as a result of which the mirroring of the word OVERVLOED, the walls, and the ceiling will be distorted by the ripplings.
Water has a multiplicity of meanings, and its reflection refers to reflection as a way of philosophical thinking.