The body is the building is the body
An architecture project finds fulfillment in its completion. One could almost say that Architecture is obsessed with the idea of completion. Whenever a building is built, it’s considered to be in the state that it’s the best in. What defines a completion is an ending. An ending can be read as temporality (end of design — construction – inauguration – life) but also via physical, spatial borders (by being physical, the architecture has limits).
Maintenance is the aftermath of completion and exists within limits defined by that: timewise it works by reproducing and protecting an abstract image that via time gets distorted, space wise it functions within the borders that are given as a framework (maintaining as caring for a place we belong to, we own, we use: we need a place; hence we maintain it).
During the time given by a residency at Cas-co Leuven, we approached maintenance in the space as a repetitive act. Within the foolishness of such act, an image that does not truly exist is portrayed and performed. In this process, we might experience apathy but also intimacy, and its link to the human body. Within the invisible doing, an almost intangible but mutual exchange is set.
I take care of the building, the building takes care of the body.
08/12/2022 The body is the building is the body
03/02/2023 The body is the building is the body
The presentation opens on the third of February with an artist talk by Every Island. You can visit the exhibition every Saturday and Sunday of the month. On the last day of ‘The body is the building is the body’, the flagpole of 019 and Off the Grid will be inaugurated with a flag by Every Island.