7FORTRESSES consists of seven pieces: seven fortresses. The shape of the fortress in the video is based on the 16th century map of ‘s-Hertogenbosch drawn by Jacob van Deventer. The art work shows the vulnerability of the concept fortress. In the magnificence of life the fortress is merely an error of thought.

The video was shot in Spain, the country where the southern wall of the Fortress of Europe is located.


2005. Video art. Aspect ratio: 16:9. Language: no spoken language. Duration: 13.15 min.

Video locations

Granada & Almeria - Andalucia Spain.

Commissioned by

BAI Architecture Institute for ‘Fortress as a Corset’ (EU symposium, exhibition and publication).

Selected exhibitions

Version>06 'Parallel Cities' Kunsthalle Chicago USA - Municipality de Plasencia Spain - Noordbrabants Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, NL.

This is a 'slow' art work; take your time to view and digest it :)



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