The Netherlands, 1993 
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Thesis: De onnavolgbare fles

Between the False Ceiling and the False Floor

When bees swarm out to find a place to form their hive, they take over its shape. When people move through buildings, they are soft forms in between concrete walls and floors. The video-installation "Between the False Ceiling and the False Floor", finds itself growing in the corner of the building as if it would be a construction encapsulated by bees. Inside the work, people are no longer entering the building as a finished product. Videos show how workers interfere, turning into material components of the building themselves. Their bodies producing and digesting in one activity; them building and destructing as the same gesture. Here the finishing up of the work, doesn't mean the silencing of the process nor the smoothening of the surface.