Gert Robijns RE SET26.01.2022
This new publication, edited by Tommy Simoens, with contributions from Etienne van den Bergh and Sam Steverlynck, provides an overview of a decade of spatial art based on Robijns' 'Reset' concept. Published by LUDION.
Artist Gert Robijns (Sint Truiden, 1972) has been working for ten years on the 'Reset' idea, which focuses on recreating and revaluing the landscape. In 2010, he created his first work, Het Dorp, which can be seen as the starting point of his Reset practice. Robijns made a copy of his native village of Gotem, on a scale of 75/100, in white wood and metal, including church and vicarage. He erected the construction on the old military airport at Brustem, half an hour's bike ride from his native village. The "Reset" idea never left him and continues to this day in his work, with projects such as Reset Home (the transformation of his grandparents' house in Borgloon into a house for art), Reset Plein Air (a plan for a work of art that integrates into the landscape of Haspengouw), Reset Charbon (a reflection on Limburg's mining past) and, more recently, the travelling project Reset Mobile.