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  • IF TRAVEL IS SEARCHING AND HOME WHAT’S BEEN FOUND
  • IF TRAVEL IS SEARCHING AND HOME WHAT’S BEEN FOUND
  • IF TRAVEL IS SEARCHING AND HOME WHAT’S BEEN FOUND

IF TRAVEL IS SEARCHING AND HOME WHAT’S BEEN FOUND

BEAUFORT-LOCATION: BEACH OF OOSTDUINKERKE

Valérie Mannaerts

°1974, Brussels, Belgium 

With her work If travel is searching and home what’s been found Valérie Mannaerts deals with the existing surrounding elements. Nine concrete sculptures are standing on the beach of Oostduinkerke and they create the illusion of being washed ashore. The sculptures consist of various modules, the surface is rough and some parts are painted. They are positioned between other already existing elements: they interact with the existing markings and borders and emphasize a different kind of presence. The spectator is less able to distinguish the works of art from the rest and asks himself which object is art and which is not. In this way Mannaerts confuses her visitors.