To have and to hold

To have and to hold

2012

Research project consisting of a public intervention (letters written on site and sent to inhabitants ), a film of the interiors and an excursion. The project was informed by stories about the site that I collected by interviewing the people living around it.

The project explored the concept of ownership of an abandoned greenhouse complex in a village near Venlo which I viewed as a sculptural object that contained a hidden forest. Apart from the official owner, whom I have never met, the greenhouse complex was owned by a homeless man and before him it was owned by a flower-grower. Underneath are said to be the remains of a WWII air bomber. Around it, inhabitants own the view on this place.

Collection Museum Van Bommel van Dam. Exhibited in Mapping the Landscape, curated by Saskia van de Wiel.