single channel videoprojection, duration 15’, fragment on view, 3’45”
on screen: Jim Bollansee, Karel Bollansee, Kristof van de Langenbergh
translation, subtitles: Nijo De Bruyne
” It’s rather cold today.” Grandad goes for a hiking tour with his grandsons.
Nine days earlier they buried his wife, grandma; at that time too these 3 men
walked like this next to each other, behind her coffin.
They pass a long wall in an old oak wood until they reach the open field again. The spectator can tune in to their conversation. The old man has a lot of memories; the young men look ahead. It is obvious that their patterns of life are different but they complement each other, their lives are interwoven. Their connection and friendship are conveyed by the humour and lightness in their words.
They each have their own pace; they don’t walk synchronously; none of them sets the rhythm, the dynamics occur as a matter of course by means of their kinship. During their walk through the forest it is this old chemistry that keeps these three men together as allies. They are surrounded by an invisible magnetic field.