"Dreamers"
installation 2018
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“I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”

 

So wrote Gaston Bachelard in The Poetics of Space (1957) – the French philosopher’s much-adored lyrical exploration of the psychological importance of the home or basic shelter. To him, it is what underpins our understanding of, and relationship with, the rest of the world, and helps define our sense of self. Indeed, the home’s significance as protective force – a ‘second skin’

 

In the installation "Dreamers" we see fragments of roofs against the bleu sky.We all dream and long to  have a home, a place to stay, a place that protects us. This work shows us that search for our home. Our place to dream.

The attic and the roof are metaphors for the dreamer.The dreamer constructs and reconstructs his memory's like we use our attics to store our memory's.

Showing the roofs without the base of the homes indicate that these houses are more in the state of ideas than a reality.

In that way the dreamers express the duality of the ideal home.

 

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©  Jonas Vansteenkiste.

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