Australian aborigines walk their land and sing songs in order to give life to the earth. Their songlines stretch across the continents and ages; wherever men have trodden, they have left a trail of song.
I wanted to walk through my own country, exploring historical sites and places from childhood memory, creating my own “lines”. I wanted to rediscover Belgium, visiting places that were important to me in the past and therefore also connected to my present. I wanted to bring back the memories and sentiments of my childhood in the 70’s in the Flemish countryside. My search resulted in a nostalgic and poetic journey through childhood memories and my country's identity.
This series is part of the project ‘Pretérito Imperfecto’ with Elizabeth Andriopulos and Elizabeth Vinck, curated by Ana Casas Broda.
(Belgium - 2011)