Sleeping in Art

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Now it’s finally getting warmer, it’s time for me to give this awesome tip. An art experience you will never forget.

Borgloon is normally not a place where I go easily, it isn’t a striking area. But because of this project started by Z33 — house for contemporary art in Hasselt, also worth visiting — this place gets some new attention.

The Pit project uses the area of Borgloon to position contemporary art in a public space. The pieces that are displayed respond to the heritage of the region. There are art works of young talents as well as established names. The founders of Pit have been able to shine a new light on this area.

I visited the Pit project in spring 2012 and recently heard that my favorite part of the tour was getting back installed now the weather is finally getting better. When visiting Pit you have the option to stay the night in this art project: Tranendreef by Dré Wapenaar. A great experience! We went with 4 couples, so therefore, we were able to rent all the huts so we could have the place to ourselves.

Credits: lieze

Just before dinner we walked around to see the rest of the artworks. A really fantastic one is Reading Between the Lines by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh. It’s this see-through church overlooking Borgloon. It’s built out of steel plates and constructed in the same shape as a church of Loon. You have a great view outside of the church as well as form the inside. When we visited the sun was just settling down and we had a great sunset view.

Credits: lieze

Having dinner is exceptional at Pit. On the end of the path where our tents were hanging, you could sit and eat in the Field Furniture ‘Pure Nature’ by Ardie Van Bommel. We had a little barbecue and later on a campfire. Everything — seats, toilet and barbecue — were made of these typical wooden boxes used in the area for picking fruit. We had a great evening before we were exhausted and climbed our ladders to our little droplets.

Credits: lieze

The next day we were all sad to wake up in our tear shaped tents and have to realize that we had to leave. It was a great feeling sleeping up in the tree! And the little windows made it even more spectacular when the sun rose. It’s something really unique to sleep in an artwork.

Credits: lieze

written by lieze on 2013-04-13 in #lifestyle

One Comment

  1. sushi_9009
    sushi_9009 ·

    love this hanging tents .... Looks like cocons :))

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