In the context of the corona outbreak, we thought about how we can share art with a public. This is how we came up with "Behind the glass". Inspired by Lewis Carrolls "Through the Looking-Glass", and what Alice found there we wanted to make a window exhibition. Alice Is stuck at home. She’s bored and starts fantasizing about a world on the other side of the glass.
"Let's pretend the glass has got all soft like gauze so that we can get through. Why, it's turning into a sort of mist now, I declare! It'll be easy enough to get through — ' She was on the chimney-piece while she said this, though she hardly knew how she had got there. And certainly, the glass was beginning to melt away, just like a bright silvery mist.
In another moment Alice was through the glass".
Lewis Caroll (1871)
The exhibition plays with the glass wall and allows the viewer to enter the space. The window pulls you into the world of the artwork.
During our long walks through the deserted Antwerp, during the lockdown, all you saw were the abandoned streets and life through the windows.
All the life in the dead city was behind the windows; behind the glass. No participating; only observing.