Since the beginning of this semester ten master- students in the Ghent- campus work on the topic of the ‘canal’. More specifically, their research concentrates on the canal Ghent-Bruges outside the city boarders. The duality between the man-made water way and its idyllic appearance motivates the topic of this studio. Away from the charms of the urban surrounding the students look for codes to work with, they slow down while observing. Their observations are based upon perceptions, fascinations, imaginations. The studio aims to question presumptions as the ‘public (versus) private’ as well as to perceive our surroundings with more than just ‘looking’.
Having worked mainly from the land until now the time had come to be on the water and look at the shore. A four- hour boat ride on 12th of November, departing from Ghent and reaching a little further than Merendree gave new perspectives. With their works in mind the students registered the surrounding during the boat tour. Here some impressions of the day:
Marian Berghs, Jan Besbrugge, Yn Bouchier, Ellen De Roe, Femke De Swaef, Floris Flo, Marthe Pierloot, Freek Roels, Heleen Sintobin, Olivier Van Den Eynden
Asli Cicek, Fredie Flore, Bruno Poelart