Belgian solutions is first of all a title, that became a way of speaking: “Look, a Belgian solution.”
It all started with me not stopping to take pictures of situations that I later began publishing on Facebook under this title. After some time people were sending me more and more photos, not only from Belgium of course, but from all over the globe, pictures that in very different and individual ways always kept saying: “Look, a Belgian solution.” or simply: “Look, a solution.”
Since I changed the project to a facebook page, everyone with an account on this social networking site could upload their own photos, their own ‘object trouvés’. Meanwhile the page contains really a lot of photos, endless series of beautiful proofs of our obsession to document the absurd and funny, the clever, smart and wild solutions of daily survival.
In 2013, a book with 300 images of Belgian solutions, including 40 photos of page members, was published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle (Ghent). The book launch took place 5 October 2013 in Beursschouwburg, Brussels. Since then, the book received an enormous national and international media coverage.
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