OUTPLACEMENT 01 (PORTRET)
Cel Crabeels explicitly tackles the issues of the area surrounding the St. Jan’s square. He visits the itinerary between the Fabiola Hall and the Sint Jan’s square almost on a daily basis, making contact with the people he meets on his way. He invites them to make a video portrait in the underground parking garage where he has built a studio for the occasion. The parking acts as a white, neutral and ’interchangeable’ space in which people are removed from their familiar environment. They are ’de-contextualised’ like migrants and refugees. He registers how the area has gained a new stimulus through the refurbishments of the square, but also how part of its memory has been lost. His work is about the (im)possibility to compensate for or register this loss.