© Filip Dujardin
© Sandrine Boyer

Guest of the Planche(s) Contact Festival in 2012

Filip Dujardin creates architectural fictions. After studying architecture, he chose to honour his Belgian cultural heritage, marked by surrealists such as Paul Delvaux and Raoul Serveais… He combines pictures of buildings in clever photomontages. The result could be the set of a science-fiction movie, with an improbable and unique aspect. From neutral buildings, visually unattractive, his strange and fascinating montages can sometimes be unsettling. The architectural identity of Deauville opened a new chapter in his imaginary constructions. His tower puzzles resemble an urban reconstruction, a new architecture, which isn’t exactly new, but nonetheless unlike anything seen before. A powerful creation revealing a new vision of Deauville.