"A House is not a Home"

Instalation 2012-2015

Wood, grass, paint

Variable sizes

They seduce us with the ideal of a perfect home.

In a manipulative way Vansteenkiste plays with attraction and repulsion in this and he shows a basic duality between desire and reality. 

The idyllic image of the perfect house attracts us that each of us longs for the "perfect" home.

Here, however, this house is a means that threatens to confine us in our own desire. Vansteenkiste brings in his house traps also a small tribute to the American artist Mike Kelley, whose ancestral home was a model for one of the houses.