MARTE.MARTE ARCHITEKTEN

RÖMERVILLA FELDKIRCH

“Gli scavi presso la villa romana di Brederis offrono importanti spunti sulla storia dell’insediamento romano nell’area di Feldkirch. Una scultura walk-in è stata collocata tra i resti delle fondamenta di due diversi tipi di case. La torre a forma di disco e il muro che crea lo spazio frammenti lungo un altopiano di forma trapezoidale mettono in scena la posizione di fronte alla raccolta di reperti. L’uso dell’acciaio corten permea il sito con un’aura storica e sottolinea l’effetto scolpito della forma libera che contribuisce a rendere il sito di scavo un punto di riferimento.” Divisare

HANNES VAN SEVEREN

“Hannes Van Severen makes the connection between reality and imagination in his work. The artist starts with an existing, everyday object, usually a piece of furniture, which he then transforms and changes. In this way, he deprives the object of its original functionality and allows its aesthetic value to prevail. As a result, the original usefulness of the everyday object no longer predominates, but his work nevertheless continues to be a visual reference to the original. With this paradoxical construction, Hannes Van Severen creates a fictitious world of images with alternative, intrinsic meanings and potential. The observer has to let go of the explanatory and allow his or her imagination to take flight. In combination with the personal experience of the observer, a richer dimension of the reality experienced will emerge with the new reading and interpretation of things that are apparently obvious. With this transformation, Van Severen wants to break down our recognition, to question the obviousness of our reality, and to show us the absurdity that surrounds us. Like the cubists and the surrealists, the artist divides into pieces and rearranges  an existing reality, which means that he can be described as a saboteur of the obvious.” Stef Van Bellingen