BENCH, L 280 CM X H 36 CM X D 36,5 CM, IRON AND PAPER, PROJECT GHENT, 2010.
This sitting object visualizes a trunk. To make this trunk I asked the citizens of Ghent for help. Every day they get a newspaper delivered at home. The material a newspaper is made of is a virtue of nature, it is a gift from the tree. Each newspaper contains a short history of the day, with a coverage of economics, politics, sport, culture, big and small events in the city.
I asked the citizens of Ghent to bring their newspaper to the city museum (STAM) after they read it. We collected all the papers and by pressing them together we created a robust beam to sit on. The square bar made of paper will disappear though, even faster than a tree trunk.