Here Stands a Sleeping Staircase

6 x 5 x 3m, pine wood, 2018.

Here Stands A Sleeping Staircase is a sculpture reconstructed in the public space. The work is a monument in pause, proposes a link between abandonment, the ongoing daily experience of the public and the perception of past. The decomposition of the organic material progresses alongside its negotiation with its new environment in the neighbourhood of Anderlecht in Brussels.

Initially built for the exhibition Orientation in CAC Delme, (FR) Oct – Apr 2017, and rebuilt by the department of sculpture of Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Anderlecht, Brussels, Apr 2018.
The staircase in the former Synagogue in Delme connected the ground level—exclusively reserved for men’s prayer—with the upper level that was designated for women.

As a path way, in use and out of use, functional and abandoned, the staircase comments on vertical and horizontal perceptions of hierarchy.

Location:
Academie Beeldende Kunsten,
Place de la Vaillance 17, 1070 Brussels