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Vincent Meessen

N12°13.062’/ W 001°32.619′ Extended 08:25, Color, Stereo, BE, 2005

he title of this video is a reference, through GPS coordinates, to a specific location in Africa, which is abstract at the same time. Two men wander through a deserted site in the middle of the desert, at first sight it’s an archaeological ruin. As the images reveal more of the environment, it becomes clear that the construction was built by the twosome, hewn from the surrounding stone. It’s like a denial of any conventional view of a city. To Meessen this residual space reflects an inverted image of a planned, urban surrounding.