Concrete Window, 1991
'On the left bank of the river dividing Antwerp there is another city, a satellite seemingly hidden from the visitor to the historic centre of the main city. This satellite city is a dormitory of apartments situated in vast slab blocks of concrete, dotted around like monuments in a highly ordered landscaped park. I invited three women, who were residents in separate parts of an appartment block at Ernest Claesstraat, to participate in making a work centered on the environment of their living space, photographically documenting objects they identified as significant before making a tape-recorded discussion as to the personal meanings they attached to them. The result of each documentation then formed the context of the 'symbolic world' presented in the work, founded on the actuality of each woman's unique experience of a common structure that, unwittingly, links them.'
Stephen Willats, Concrete Window, pub. Montevideo, Antwerp