Location I

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Hans Op de Beeck

1998

Installation, 188 x 310 x 260 cm and 320 x 400 x 500 cm.
Materials: wood, polystyrene, sand, glue, pvc, plastic, plexi, glass, electronics, frescolithe paint, lamp

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7216).

Location I is a model of a deserted crossroad, a "somewhere-anywhere-place ', shrouded in night-blue light. Everything there is death and orphaned. There is no traffic out there, but still the trafficlights function as if nothing is wrong. Location I is the mise-en-scene of a non-event: nothing happens. Time seems to stand still. Hans De Beeck shows the intense alienation of a place where suddenly all life is gone, making him portray the absurdity of existence, human powerlessness.

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