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‘The Pyramid Hills’ explores the archeological phenomenon of the Bosnian Pyramids and other discoveries in Bosnia-and-Herzegovina (like the recently discovered stoneball which was broadcasted worldwide)
The book will document a series of photographs of artifacts and the social-touristic experience around the different archeological sites I have visited during my stay in the country.
Being aware of my lack of any scientific competence to confirm the existance of the pyramids, I believe the relevance of the subject in a post-war Bosnia-and-Herzegovina which currently lacks any good governance (from within and from outside the country) to transcend the former problems that are still on the surface today.
Therefore as a maker, I use the photographic medium as a manipulative tool to persuade the viewer to believe in this story, by being aware of both the romantic, mythical and rhetoric possibilities of imagery in the construction of a story.
The book wants to function as a proposed catalogue for a requested exhibition in the National Museum of Bosnia-and Herzegovina. The goal is to organize an exhibition and bring artifacts and photographs into the pre-historic wing of the National Museum that is currently closed for public, due to a lack of fundings to repair the roof that has been damaged during the Bosnian war in the nineties.
I’m currently working on a dummy of the book with the graphic designer Jurgen Maelfeyt (www.jurgenmaelfeyt.be)
About Project Creator:
The Relevant Heritage Foundation is founded by Thomas Nolf and explores the legitimacy of heritage in relation to specific political and economical contexts. By bridging photography,sculpture and other media with actions he uses controversial historical materiality to make a symbolic statement that goes beyond the controversy it focusses on.
2006-2009: Social Policy, Arteveldehogeschool Ghent
2009-2011: Moral Sciences, University,Ghent
2013-2016: Visual Arts: Photography, Royal Academy of Fina Arts, Ghent
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Next Generation Please, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
Made by, School of Arts Ghent
Imagine Europe, BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
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