3-Channel HD video installation 8:40 min & Single channel screening version 8:05 min, variable dimensions

Images taken at Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

The interior of a Dutch living room is disturbed by the unexpected presence of a large oak tree. Close-ups of different kinds of furniture, potted plants, souvenirs and other personal belongings are carefully depicted. The quiet atmosphere is breached when the large oak tree enters the room, rearranging the interior in a destructive manner. The Living Room thus confronts the viewer with the impact this has to both tree and home, raising questions about their meaning and symbolism within Western culture.

The short essay 'Dwars door de werkelijkheid' by Maria Barnas reflects on 'The Living Room'.
Download the PDF here (in Dutch)