Sandcastles and Rubbish

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Art Paper Editions, 2021. Edition of 800 copies.
Softcover with plastic sleeve, 352 pp., b/w illustrated, 280 x 295 mm. Photographs by Sybren Vanoverberghe. Design by Jurgen Maelfeyt, Sybren Vanoverberghe. 

‘Sandcastles And Rubbish’ is the fourth publication by Sybren Vanoverberghe with APE and is a continuation of his visual research on artefacts and non ordinary sites. ‘Sandcastles And Rubbish’ puts its focus on the site of the port and the industrial landscape around it.

In previous projects Vanoverberghe shows statues and pillars made out of stone, ruins in desolated landscapes or nature in a constant state of transformation. For ‘Sandcastles And Rubbish’ a change in materiality took place, a change wherein Vanoverberghe investigates ‘new’ artefacts of our time. Rusted and bend steel, gravel pits, sturdy and raw structures flirt with composition and elegancy. Photographic works are presented alongside artefacts or ‘objets trouvées’.

Questions are raised about the value of an object and how value changes as time passes by. Vanoverberghe´s work is characterised by a constant flux of place and time.

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