Inhaling Minerals As-Best As Possible

Philippe Van Wolputte


Video, 00:05:42.
Materials: video, B/W, stereo, dimensions 4/3

Collection: Stad Antwerpen, in langdurige bruikleen in M HKA (Inv. no. SCA0030).

In 2008-2011 Philippe Van Wolputte made several works with and about asbestos, a mineral that he often stumbles upon in his research and discoveries of abandoned spaces. Instead of removing asbestos and disposing of it responsibly, he brings the mineral compound back into the public space through his work, as a remembrance of a time of ignorance and denial. For the intervention Inhaling Minerals As-best As Possible the artist focuses on the Warteck building in Basel. A video documents his research for Asbestos in the basement during the event of Liste Artfair.

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