During the Cold War, millions of bullets were made for NATO soldiers worldwide in the former bullet factory Het Hem. At the time, the factory was full of trays with brass bullet casings. The artwork Still Life questions the abandoned war factory and creates a link between the present, past and future of this historically burdened heritage. The source material of the bullet production has been melted and casted into four heavy brass plates. Their movement forces the visitor to relate to the work over and over again. The brass plates move slowly away but inevitably return.
Still Life, 2019 – Museum Het HEM, Amsterdam (material: casted brass, steel beams, crane trolleys)
Video/ Camerawork & Editing: Maurice Spees