Deconstruction I

Deconstruction I

1000 natural clay bricks
4 signs (permanent marker on print and wood)

Site-specific performance from 16/01 to 15/02
Devil’s Castle, Ghent

Over the course of 1 month, Conrad carried 1000 bricks (1.6 tonnes) to the roof of the Gerald the Devil castle and threw them down into the courtyard.

This 13th century Gothic building has seen numerous renovations since the Middle Ages, making it impossible today to recognize its original structure. According to announcement signs Conrad put up each week, these renovations were being revoked. The signs threatened to remove the embattlements, rebuild the castle in a contemporary style, or to convert it into an artist’s asylum.

The action aimed to dispers disinformation, which today has become difficult to distinguish from actual information. The pile of stones in the garden formed a temporary sculpture.

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