“The way you once left me” 

Instalation 2011

wood circa 250x250 cm

 

It is a part of a roof that is torn from its domestic context. The title seems derived from a love song but 

shows us a fragment of what was once a house.

The fragment that Vansteenkiste is proposing to us seems like a faded memory, fragmented,

 refering to a whole but completely displaced.

 

We can only guess how the fragment came here but it raises numerous associations.

 The title and the isolation of the fragment is giving us a melancholic tune that is only enhanced by are own associaties.

Een persistent question remains: is Vansteenkiste illuminate the house as a paradise or is it rather a fragmented Utopia?

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