Herinnering aan een reis

Jan & Paul Schietekat


Mixed Media, 134 x 214 x 50 cm.
Materials: wood, veneer, plexiglass, glass, primer, metal

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK5575_M57).

Herinnering aan een reis (A Journey Remembered) is a playful piece, where the title suggests an autobiographical (travel) experience.  Here the Schietekat twins present an everyday bicycle as a sacred art object, by placing it within a custom-made housing of veneered wood.  This 'shell' underscores the cultural value of the object, but immediately undermines it an ironic way.

"The putting into perspective of the everyday, focuses on what Breton describes in his second manifesto (1930) as 'that particular psychical point where life and death, reality and fantasy, past and future, the sayable and the unsayable, high and low, are no longer perceived as opposites." (Hilde Vanfleteren, 1988)

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