I Traveled 1.8 Million Years To Be With You, 2018


zeebrugge_anne_duk_hee_jordanAnne Duk Hee Jordan uses a large volcanic stone in her installation. Volcanic stones are not native to our region. During the last ice age, the Saale Ice Age, around 200,000 B.C., Scandinavian stones were brought here in the ice caps that stretched from Scandinavia to the Netherlands. Later as well, foreign stones ended up in Bruges when the city was part of the Hanseatic route, a maritime trading route from Estonia to France. They were used in monuments, churches and cemeteries.

The stone hangs between two buoys and it appears as if it were being held up by a net. These sorts of buoys are used to guide ships navigate to their destination. It thus appears as if the stone, after endless roaming, has at last reached its destination. The illogical structure, contrasting the blackness of the stone and the lightness of the net, creates a tension between perception and reality. This also leads to the question of how the stone ended up in this spot. Was it by means of natural migration or via recent transport by humans? As a result of its unusual position, the stone seems to have its own personality. The stone is an itinerant witness that observes human activity. It reminds us of the transience of human life, while the stone itself is immortal.



Anne Duk Hee Jordan

°1978 Germany-Korea
Anne Duk Hee Jordan has recently had solo exhibitions at the Galerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany (2018) and the Balzer Projects, Basel, Switzerland (2016). She participated in group exhibitions including Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, 1st Riga Biennial, Riga, Latvia (2018), Festival of Future Nows, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (2017), Agency of Living Organisms, Tabakalera, San Sebastián, Spain (2016), Historicode, Nanjing Baijiahu Museum, Nanjing, China (2016) and Marrakesh Biennial, Marrakesh, Morocco (2014).


Grassy square at Seafront, Vismijnstraat 7, Zeebrugge

  • Tram stop: Zeebrugge Kerk
  • Cycling node: 36 
  • Walking node: 35

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