In 2014 I was invited By Studio Omstand for a residency in De Geheime Bunker (The secret bunker). This object is a dismantled NATO bunker that contained four engines that boosted fuel (kerosine) to military airports. The object was part of a big network of kerosine pipelines that are out of use since the end of the cold war. The bunker has been abandoned ever since.
There once was a fire explosion inside the bunker that caused black sooth on the interior walls and glass windows. I collected the sooth from these windows to make ink from it. With this ink I created four drawings of the interiors of the bunker.
After my residency I stayed connected to this site as the new curator of this AIR. The AIR that once started as a local initiative now has hosted national and international artists and is supported by Mondriaan Fonds. However, we conserve the primitive conditions of the site: artist work and stay there without electricity and running water. They work without any preset or expected outcome and without any public visits to the site. The residents can be found on the website www.geheime-bunker.nl.
Unknown black substance – 2014 – ink from sooth from bunker on paper – each 29 x 22 cm