pierre-philippe hofmann

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[ 2005 ]   Installation in a metro station in Brussels


View of a part of the installation, Metro station Bourse [ in the context of Festival Maïs - 2005]
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This project was created for a Festival ( Maïs05 ) that was organized in different places in Brussels.

I decided to use all the billboards of a metro station to present these large format images, bringing the atmosphere of quiet landscapes into a morose and functional passing. The advertising frames were replaced by windows... All images shown there were taken in the mountains during the summer ... but they are blurred so that the viewer could never be fully satisfied.

Metro station Bourse is one of the most central stations in the city and is used by a balanced combination of working people, tourists and socially impaired persons. The confrontation with this installation did naturally arouse different reactions within each of these 3 groups.




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