Part of the Konnektor-project
With previous work experiences in various places, from the small Icelandic village Seyðisfjörður to touristy Bruges, van Duppen now embraces the eclectic landscape of Kerkbrugge-Langerbrugge. ‘De Ijzeren Boomgaard’ (‘The Iron Orchard’) is shot during a three weeks artist residency in the microcosmos of the port-village 15 kilometers North of Ghent, Belgium. It’s a 21st century fairy tale based on stories, anecdotes and memories told by inhabitants. The voice of ‘Wolf’, who is the narrator of the tale, takes you on a trip in the surroundings, through history and along fragments of everyday life. ‘De Ijzeren Boomgaard’ turned out to be a personal portrait of a landscape, in which reality and fiction get intertwined. This remarkable video-installation shows the local environment: ‘how it once was, now is en might be once be’.
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