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'The Platform 2022'

The Platform 2021 - 2022

In 2021 I visited Zaltbommel several times and I became fascinated by the stately stairs of the platform in front of the old town hall (National monument). In the regional archive of Museum Stadskasteel Zaltbommel I saw this platform in photos at various historical events. At this elevation, power presented itself to the people. Today we pass the platform without giving it much thought...

'The Platform' is a thought experiment. A thought experiment can provide insight into certain consequences of a hypothesis.

In 1982 two copies of the coat of arms bearing lions were placed on this platform during a restoration. The original lions had become too vulnerable and later moved to the entrance of the current municipal office. Today I am investigating the possibilities of displaying these original coat of arms bearing lions on a specially made copy of the platform. I want to make the meaning of this reversal tangible.

'The Platform' wants to investigate our relation with architecture. It draws attention to the stories we tell and the architecture that serves these stories.

Development of 'The Platform' came about with the help of Project Ruimte Publiek and Museum Stadskasteel Zaltbommel. Initially, we worked towards the realization of 'The Platform' in the Sint Maartenskerk in July 2022. Due to circumstances this was canceled. At the moment I am looking for new possibilities to realize this thought experiment. Would you like to help or contribute in some other way? Please feel free to contact me.

Status: In progress

Where: Zaltbommel, Netherlands

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

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