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Mission Dhuicque 2021

Mission Dhuicque 2020 - 2022

The imagination plan 'Mission Dhuicque' was developed during a residency at Konnektor in the summer of 2020. With this concept I want to pick up where architect-photographer Eugène Dhuicque left off. Namely identifying, signifying and protecting endangered heritage in various ways. 'Mission Dhuicque' in Langerbrugge (municipality Evergem) relates specifically to the decaying heritage of the power station. By using the Langerbrugge-South park area as an environment to ask questions, I try to focus on the (silent) witnesses of this decline and their position in relation to this building. Part of 'Mission Dhuicque' is a landscape triptych of which 'Position 2 - View of the Langerbrugge Power Station' was realized in collaboration with Konnektor and part of the side program of the Ghent Light Festival 10 - 14 November 2021. To be able to continue working on 'Mission Dhuicque' I am looking for new partners.

Status: In progress

Where: Langerbrugge, Belgium

Collaborate on 'Mission Dhuicque'? Please send me an email: info[at]edwinstolk.nl

'The seat of the City fathers 2022'

The platform 2021 - 2022

I am invited by Project Space Public to develop a proposal in collaboration with Museum City Castle Zaltbommel for a presentation in the St Martin's church. The idea for 'The platform' is developed after my research early 2021. By viewing the museums archive, I realized that we are facing a crossroad in time. Both the St Martin's church and the former town hall in Zaltbommel are looking for a new destination. It brought me to the idea of copying this elevated platform and (former) place of power and present it in the church. By placing its double into the St Martin's church it enters into a 'dialogue' with the pulpit in the church. Both represent the architecture of power. This 'action' will be accompanied by an exhibition with historical photographs from the museums archive and an re-enactment of an old photo in front of the original platform. While politicians talk of new forms of leadership, 'The platform' provides us a moment of reflection and questions how we direct change?

Status: In progress

Where: Zaltbommel, Netherlands

When: July 2022

Collaborate on 'The platform 2022'? Please send me an email: info[at]edwinstolk.nl

Residence Park Belfeld a/d Maas 2018

Residence Park Belfeld a/d Maas 2018

The idea for 'Residence Park Belfeld a/d Maas' was developed during 'Reflector', a commission by Circular Art Lab Limburg. A close research on the theme of housing in Belfeld resulted in this village imagination plan. Circular Art Lab Limburg decided not to continue with this proposal. My collaborative art practise is centred around social topics in alternative partnerships. The issues around housing and the quality of living in this area ask for our urgent attention, therefore I am looking for alternative possibilities to further develop 'Residence Park Belfeld a/d Maas' in the upcoming year(s).

Status: In progress

Where: Belfeld a/d Maas, Netherlands

Collaborate on 'Residence Park Belfeld a/d Maas'? Please send me an email: info[at]edwinstolk.nl

Achieve by Unity | Dawn of Justice 2016

Achieve by Unity | Dawn of Justice 2016

The idea for 'Achieve by Unity | Dawn of Justice' was developed during a research residency at Yeovil Project Space in 2016. 'Achieve by Unity | Dawn of Justice' was developed as a triptych that will be embedded in Yeovil's landscape and refers to a wide range of my findings. The triptych form arises from early Christian art and was a popular standard format for altar paintings from the Middle Ages onwards. The title 'Achieve by Unity' refers to the text on the emblem of the Yeovil Town Football club. In an individualized society we can speak of a great achievement when collaboration leads to a collective effort; as we witnessed in Yeovil at the Wyndham Hill protests. My proposal is a ceremonial journey that leads us from cocreating a glass version of the lead Angel of The Angel Inn, towards a blue Batman with a bad knee on the spot of a fatal accident in Glovers Walk, towards an annual welcoming ceremony for newcomers seen from Wyndham Hill in collaboration with the Magnificent Flying Machines.

Status: In progress

Where: Yeovil, UK

Collaborate on 'Achieve by Unity | Dawn of Justice'? Please send me an email: info[at]edwinstolk.nl