site specific installation at
Raversyde open air museum and part of the Atlantikwall,2014.
a collaboration with Veerle Michiels
'Front' is a project where two architectural types are processed. On the one hand a bunker, the other a framing reference to a house. In both elements the concept of 'protection' is essential, but their visual and historical character bring other associations to this work.
In combining the two architectures into a new whole, there is a content and visual tension that makes it into complex relationship. The bunker is a introvert volume and the fragile structure of the wooden house has more an open charachter.
Is this a house under construction?
Does the bunker the foundation?
For this wooden skeleton hiding something or
is this construction a materialized desire to become a home?
By a shared fascination with bunkers we decided to cooperate and investigate this fascination.
"Bunkers are a ghostly reminder of destruction and oppression but the idea of home slumbers in this symbol of protection."