Part of the Konnektor-project
During his residency, Stolk is devoted to unravelling the relation between inhabitants of the village Kerkbrugge-Langerbrugge and the industrial heritage of the former electricity plant. According to the artist, the transitional area Langerbrugge-Zuid confirms the fracture between past and present. Metaphorically entitled De Zwarte Plint (The Black Plinth), his research focuses on the transition of the heritage in relation to the ground on which the village is built. By openly inviting and encouraging the neighbourhood to share their connections with or stories about the electricity plant, he hopes to broaden its meaning. Stolk not only intertwines heritage, history and (public) signification and interpretation, but also touches things like viability, spatial planning, and the right and formation of images.
More info on his research project The Black Plinth you can find here