2013, site-specific route of videos and photos for a vacant nineteenth century chapel, Scheppersinstituut Wetteren
in collaboration with Elly Van Eeghem &
The explosions in the gunpowder factory Cooppal made several victims in the nineteenth century. Nearby the plant an orphanage with a monastery was established on the banks of a now closed river branch. The children of deceased workers were given care and education in the so-called Scheppersinstituut (Creator Institute). Later, children of local skippers were also welcomed.
Three young artists, Leentje Kerremans, Maarten Van den Bossche and Elly Van Eeghem, were inspired by the rooms, the atmosphere and the use of these sites and went looking for remnants of the past. Their intense collaboration resulted in a route of photos and videos in which the area of the ‘Poudrerie’ Cooppal and the old school building is evoked in a different way.