"Sequence"

Instalation collaboration with Veerle Michiels 2015

circa 4x6 m

Sequence’ reveals the forgotten historical, social and cultural  period of a house. Different objects &  architectural elements, artifacts are re-assembled in three huge blue metal racks. ‘ Sequence’ refers to the image sequence placed in this rack. The original purpose of the artefacts has been stripped of their anecdotal by the act of archiving. This creates space to add new significance, meanings to the objects. The architectural elements interact with one another and with the outside world. This is how this work activates our imagination to reconstruct the house or to trace the history of these artefacts. In the original order these objects would have been part of a house from the period of the industrial revolution, thus the elements can be seen as DNA parts of a house that has been brought into a new ‘sequence’.

A special thx to: Giovani Vanhoenacker

Since 2010 Veerle Michiels and Jonas Vansteenkiste have been working together on a series of projects (Front, Fragile Memory, Façadisme, Leitmotiv, Sequens, Bang Bang) that portray the artistic desire of memory. The tension between the visible and the invisible is a constant in their work.

The (idea) monument is often the starting point that they transform into a new work of art. By using it as a basis or as the starting point of a work of art, it is not only reactivated, but also incorporated into a broader framework that goes far beyond the boundaries of space and time. In the work of Veerle Michiels and Jonas Vansteenkiste, the monument becomes a metaphor for the art and dilemma of the artist who must draw on his personal reserves of memories, emotions and desires, about his relationship to reality, man, the world and to shape his history in a public way. By exploring the limits between the public and the private, the communal and the individual, Veerle Michiels and Jonas Vansteenkiste also explore the boundaries of art. "Sequence" reveals the forgotten historical, social and cultural context of "the house" from the period of the industrial revolution. Different objects and architectural elements, artifacts, which originally formed part of "the house", are arranged in three new racks of blue metal in a new order.

 

The title Sequence refers to the image sequence that is placed in this archive or storage rack. Archiving removes their anecdotal artifacts and creates a new dialogue between the objects themselves and their surroundings. In this way, space is created to generate new meanings and our imagination is activated to reconstruct "the house". Jonas Vansteenkiste in collaboration with Veerle Michiels, 2015 - variant on Sequence, 2020. "Sequence" reveals the forgotten historical, social and cultural context of "the house" from the period of the industrial revolution. “Sequence” refers to the image sequence placed in this archive or storage rack (-).

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