• AH64 Apache helicopter

  • Military Hospital, Oostende

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RETPOCIUS, 2007 - 2008
polyester, plexi
20 x 65 x 30 cm
7,9 x 25,6 x 11,8 inches

201

RETPOCIUS is part of an artistic research on the 'futuristic architecture of the past'. While one can clearly discern the architecture of the building in RETPOCIUS, in the follow up pieces of this series, Ervinck will dismantle the architectural construction. SIUTOBS for instance is an unfolded house containing a room shaped as an egg. TRIAFUTOBS consists of two rows of brick houses, interconnected by a yellow blob. Yet, REPOCIUS heralds this architectural deconstruction, for Nick Ervinck comments on the rigidness and formal conditions of classic architecture. By installing helicopter wings in the roof top of the building, he proposes a mobile and portable architecture. Nevertheless, this image is a construction of a possible world, which can never be materialised. The viewer cannot mount this world. It is exactly this tension between ambition, potential and reality and between the digital and the physical that the artist expressed when making RETPOCIUS.

2009   GNI-RI jan2009, Kunstverein Ahlen - Ahlen, DE