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Pictures by Harlan Levey Projects

Rue de Theux refers to a street in Brussels where I found an old mattress. Using a silicone mold I made copies of the mattress in cement. This installation reflects on the people who have lost their homes.

Rue de Theux reflects on the hardness and cold pavement where thousands of people sleep every night.

 

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Rue de Theux
In the front hall, Isaac has created a new work for the gallery that transforms the effect that austerity measures are having on families and communities across the EU into a waking discussion. For each 1% rise in the unemployment rate, there is a 0.8% rise in suicides; homelessness is rising quickly across the continent yet there are no published European statistics to date (www.feantsa.org).
(Txt Harlan Levey)

 

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