Bianca and Daniël
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Jullie wonen hier?

'It looks heavenly'.

'Cool.'

'This is sooo coool.'

'Cozy.'

'Aren't you cold in winter?'

'How do you do it when you have a fight with each other?'

'It reminds me of going camping.'

‘Why can't you live in a normal house?’

‘What is this place?’

'Wow. I impressed.'

'It's like a fairytale.'

'It is the ultimate hipster love story.'

'Jullie wonen hier?' ('Do you live here?') is a collage of impressions and reactions to the keet project. The 18 minutes long film was presented during my MA jury and for the exhibition days that followed. It was projected inside the keet itself; for this Daniel and I have built a beamer box and a screen. Visitors could watch the film and at the same time experience the space (the keet) into an intimate atmosphere, with a maximum of 8 viewers per screening. Each screening was followed by a discussion.

This presentation format followed the concept of an earlier collaboration with Gent Film Festival and ZimmerFrei in October 2015. During the festival, a small groups of people could come and watch Hometown-Mutonia inside the keet. 

Here are a few extracts from 'Jullie wonen hier?' (Do you live hier'); the full length film can be watched on request inside the keet. 

 

 

Minta, Taiwan

Margo and Arne, Belgium

George, Romania

Pauline, France

Frank, Portugal

Deme & Dean, Canada

 

Keet becomes truly challenging as a concept and design when placed in a public or semi- public context. At Verbeke Foundation for example it would be looked at from an art perspective- a big sculpture in the field where visitors would take photographs of our laundry. Because of the absurd confrontation, but at the same time connection with its surroundings, the keet matures into a platform for discussion. The collected videos are an attempt to illustrate this. 

Therefore, keet functions as an urban and social intervention. We engage with the dynamic of the location and encounter different people as we settle a location. The keet should not only be seen as the monologue of Bianca and Daniel, but also as a tool which can be used by the community to help start up conversations and think of possibilities over matters of living, housing, standards, privacy, waste, work etc.