Countermonument

This work focuses on monumental spaces, both sanctioned and unsanctioned, in order to redefine their monumentalism through the perspective of the camera. The works contextualize themselves within the concept put forth regarding monuments and memory by Jean-Francois Chevrier – a notion of territorial intimacy “constituted on the frontiers of public space, in the grey or forsaken zones of the sanctioned territory…an occasion for social and political experiment.” 

Monuments are historically concerned with claiming a ground that cannot be challenged – seeking to maintain assumptions of singularity, centralization, legacy and perpetuity. The countermonumental embraces and employs multiplicities, peripheries, dispersal and impermanence.

Everybody Knows Our Cities Were Built To Be Destroyed (Lustgarten), 2017. 
Reconstruction of the Berliner Schloss, Germany (erected 1442, first destroyed 1950)
Pigment Print on Paper. Edition of 3 / AP 1, 110 x 148 centimeters.

 

Everybody Knows Our Cities Were Built To Be Destroyed (Phnom Bakheng), 2017. 
Deconstruction of Temple Phnom Bakheng, Cambodia. (erected circa. 889 AD)
Pigment Print on Paper. Edition of 3 / AP 1, 110 x 148 centimeters.

 

 …billows of orange flame and softly flying consumer goods…, 2016.
Zabriskie Point Monument (Access Pathway)‚Äč, Death Valley National Park, California.
Pigment Print on Paper. Edition of 2 / AP 1, 110 x 148 centimeters.

 

Waterloo Battlefield (Freshly-turned Soul), 2016. 
Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium.
Pigment Print on Paper. Edition of 2 / AP 1, 110 x 148 centimeters.
Courtesy of 50°49'19.50''N 4°21'25.53''E galerie de l'erg, Brussels.

 

Waterloo Battlefield, Butte de Leon (Dirtpile), 2016. 
Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium.
Pigment Print on Paper. Edition of 2 / AP 1, 110 x 148 centimeters.
Courtesy of 50°49'19.50''N 4°21'25.53''E galerie de l'erg, Brussels.

 


You Will Be Seeing Unusual Accomplishment (Ed), 2016. 
Edward Leedskalnin’s Rock Gate Park, Homestead, Florida, United States. 
Pigment Print on Paper. Edition of 2 / AP 1, 110 x 148 centimeters.

 

Tar Pits, 2016. 
Rancho La Brea, Los Angeles, California, United States. 
Pigment Print on Paper. Edition of 2 / AP 1, 110 x 148 centimeters.