Halfway Demolition, 2018
documentation of Architekten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu
'Unless Ever People - CARITAS FOR FREE SPACE'
Winner of the Silver Lion Venice Biennale 2018
An old pyschiatric clinic in Melle, Belgium. Already there since the turn of the twentieth century. Back then, an unique place, ahead of its time. (...) Its excistence, however, had already suffered a first demolition. Yet, by considering this as a chance rather than a loss, an opening came into view. (...) And yet, the building stood there. The building existed. Except from that the building might turn the usual ideas around - might result in a change. Merely trough its existence.(...)
The movie is a single day. Zooming in. Zooming out. Voices in the background. Circulating ideas. Exchanging thoughts. And even here. Never in view. Yet viewed in imagination. The movie. A final moment. The moment of today. On the road to the moment of tomorrow. And the day after. (De Vylder Vinck Tailieu)
25 min, HD, 2018 Sound: Vivian Wang Text: Lieven de Cauter Video: U5
Screening «Halfway Demolition» La Biennale di Venezia, Central Pavilion Unless Ever People - Caritas for Freespace Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu