INVENTORISING KORTRIJK FOR ‘PARADISE LOST PARADISE’

For the exhibition project on several locations throughout the small city of Kortrijk, Belgium, I went with Nadia Naveau to inventorise spaces and locations for a new installation. The project ‘Paradise Lost Paradise‘ is based on the works of painter Roelandt Savery (1576 – 1639), who lived in Kortrijk, Prague and Utrecht. This was the first time I’ve ever been to Kortrijk. It’s a lovely town (very tidy), with a relatively huge amount of churches, chapels and alcoves.

Artists in the exhibition are Melanie Bonajo (NL), Stephan Balleux (B), Honoré D’o (B), Joseph Marzolla (IJsland), Barbara Amalie Skovmand Thomsen (DK), Nadia Naveau (B), Nathalie Vanheule (B), Bernd Trasberger (D), Alexandra Crouwers (NL), Frederik Heyman (B), Janneke Raaphorst (NL). From july 2nd – august 28th. I’ll probably be doing something in one of the so-called ‘Broeltorens’, see image below. Also an older animation, ‘The 30.000 Miles Graveyard’ from 2005, will be shown at the Broelmuseum as it features a Dodo. Savery is, amongst other things, known for his paintings of Dodos.

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Below, some of the photos I took while wandering around Kortrijk. This kind of imagery makes me wish I was religious.