In de Vaart der Volkeren / Installations and performances 2009-2016

i.s.m. Annelien Vermeir

Space Oddity, 21 juli 2009, Melle

Space Oddity, 21 juli 2009, Melle

Huis, 2010, L59 Sint-Niklaas

Huis, 2010, L59 Sint-Niklaas

Giraf, jan. 2009

Giraf, jan. 2009

STRO, februari 2009, Schellebelle

STRO, februari 2009, Schellebelle

GEEL, 2009, Melle

GEEL, 2009, Melle

CHIPKA, Netwerk, Aalst

CHIPKA, Netwerk, Aalst

TOREN, Galerie Jan Colle, 2009

TOREN, Galerie Jan Colle, 2009

Melle Station, tijdelijk museum

Melle Station, tijdelijk museum

Melle Station, tijdelijk museum, 2010

Melle Station, tijdelijk museum, 2010

Oranje, Gent, 2010

Oranje, Gent, 2010

In de Vaart der Volkeren website, snapshot from The Internet Archive

In de Vaart der Volkeren website, snapshot from The Internet Archive

In de Vaart der Volkeren was my graduation project at KASK. During several years, Annelien and I studied the landscape next to the railroad between Aalst and Ghent. We started doing performances and making installations. The perfect view was from the window of the train. The totality of the project came together on a website: indevaartdervolkeren.be.

Scale, colour and repetition were important factors to consider if an idea was worth realizing. It started very small and we ended up turning the station of Melle into a museum for a week.

In 2010 we were invited for the first edition of Coup de Ville. In a workshop with local school children we constructed wooden skeletons for houses on a field that was intended to become the site of a new bridge. As time passed and the structures were destroyed or demolished, we reused the wood and built new ones, transporting them further and further away by foot.

We had a lot of help from our friends and family executing all of installations and performances and used public transport for most of it. 

L50: Aalst-Gent (2008-2010)
L59: Lokeren-Sint-Niklaas (2010)

L50: Aalst-Gent

02.11.2007 - 17.05.2010
from the train window

FRIS VII

13.09.2009 - 19.10.2009
Galerie Jan Colle

Coming People

09.10.2009 - 12.12.2009
SMAK | Citadelpark, Gent

L59: Lokeren-Sint-Niklaas

01.03.2010 - 01.08.2010
from the train window

Tijdelijk Museum Lijn 50

17.04.2010 - 25.04.2010
Stationsgebouw Melle