ceramicsbuttons installation you-are-here maps

Vous êtes ici is french for ‘you are here’. This indication, often found in a circle on city maps. Complementary to notions of orientation and direction, the phrase vous êtes ici points to the simple fact of our existence: you ARE here. Zooming in and zooming out again, overlaying the concrete with the theoretical, this piece confront us with questions of belonging, of being or not being present, here and now.

presented at:

Galerie Guy Chatiliez in Tourcoing (F), Pre-warp in St-Niklaas (B)

300 ceramic buttons with white glaze and screen-print image and text, adaptable to the space, each button: 5 cm in diameter - 2008