HUISKAMERS/TAFELS (Living rooms/Tables) 1998

Commisioned by Het Kunstgebouw (province of Zuid-Holland)
Hospitality hinges upon mutual respect between guest and host/hostess. At crossroads, in areas of small-scale tourism, I have placed small living rooms and tables. The living rooms represent the relationship of the farmers to their land, and each one is a concentrated image of the polder landscape and its inhabitants. The tables symbolize the coming together of country and visitor. The tables carry words and fragments of texts which relate to the experience of the landscape and explore its history and future.