This site-specific works were created for the exhibition 'D.ART', dijlefeesten beeldend luik, CC Mechelen, Mechelen, Belgium
'looking through the classics' is a site-specific drawing on the window. On specific times, I activate the drawing in a performance.
The videos 'the architecture of Luca Cambiaso' (children of the academy are drawing) and 'the artist' are combined in 1 video, projected on the pillars of the former church.
About the work
Starting point for this site-specific work is the context.
Windows are embedded in the architecture, they are part of the context, in this case a cultural center. The windows of this cultural center look out at the art academy.
We draw in the tradition of western art history, and in that perspective we also get our training. The plaster sculptures in the academy serve as example.
You draw to classic models, as well as to our perception, to memory or emotions. Drawings evoke images that have power.
As an old use as graffiti scratches on the pillars in former churches, who forces wishes or gives protection.
During the exhibition the window gradually recovered in its original function, its transparency and unobstructed view on the outside world.