Maarten De Vrieze - Desire Lines

Fri 23 Oct 2020 - 09:00 to Sun 25 Oct 2020 - 17:00
Klankenbos, Toekomstlaan 5, 3910 Pelt

“During an intervention of Desire Lines at the ferry terminal in Calais, I stumbled upon the words 'I wish for the future', written down on a guardrail at the end of a blind alley. These words struck me and made me ponder; what future do I want to work towards? My workplace is not located between four walls but in the public space; a landscape in which we humans move amidst the interlacings of our collective memory and the everyday. In this workplace, a necessity arises that lays the ground for my artistic work.”

After spending time working in Marseille with Desire Lines Maarten De Vrieze will travel over the course of ten days from his hometown Brussels to OORtreders Festival in Pelt. With his concrete mixer behind his bike, he makes interventions along his way, to meet people and listen to their voices within an ever changing landscape. During the festival his installation in Klankenbos will be part of the 3-day Expo-route with stories, sounds and materials collected along the way.

Educated first as a mechanical engineer, Maarten de Vrieze (BE) worked in factories and travelled the world on his bike before studying Autonomous Design at KASK in Ghent. His works include the film documentary Ouvidor, exhibitions, interventions in public spaces and set designs for various plays. His work has been shown at Vooruit, KaaiTheater, KVS, etc. Maarten lives in Brussels.

This installation is part of the 3-day Expo-route from 23.10-25.10 at various locations in and around Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, the Canal Zone and Gemeente Pelt.