"Orarum fracta, fractum domum"
installation 2017
 wood, mirror, paint
1470 x 608 x 719mm

the Latin title immediately tells the story: Orarum fracta, fractus domum, fractured Landscape, Fractured home.

The model shows ruinous remains of a villa in a landscape and brings a story of the domestication of the landscape, and how nature reclaims its place. With this, Vansteenkiste reflects on a fascinating contrast that characterized Belgian Painters Emile Van Doren and Armand Maclot. Both landscape painters made their final home around the turn of the century. They glorified the landscape in countless canvases and fought for nature conservation,
but contradict their love for this landscape by building a large villa in their beloved landscape.

 


Kristof Reulens

Curator/writer

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