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Work by Veerle Michiels & Jonas Van Steenkiste

Veerle Michiels & Jonas Vansteenkiste realized a replica of a fragment of a bunker from World War one, it will be in the exhibition Warum facing historic architectural elements archaeological elements at the historic abbey Zonnebeke-associated with the site itself.

The surgery represents the relationship between fact and fiction, and over time evolving different forms of this place in question.


An anachronism is something that does not quite fit in his time. Or, more precisely: a whether or not sought-after breach or rupture in the chronological consistency of states or events: a concept or object is used in a wrong context.

 The effect of such a anachronism is sometimes similar to what Brecht calls

 the Verfremdungseffekt : the viewer (or reader) is experiencing a break with the logic state of affairs and is thus encouraged to consciously think about what there is to see.


What Vansteenkiste and Michiels do here is very double one hand they carry a fake bunker here, that is realistic at first sight but by its material nature are exposes. The sculpture is 60 percent of manufactured and undermines its authenticity as paper but can also read all the associations with the strength and defense that evokes the bunker, disappear here.

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