Gert Robijns: RE SET
Tommy Simoens, Sam Steverlynck, Etienne van den Bergh
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, Reset Mobile (a kind of tent that can be set up in different places around the world and serve as an artist’s studio).
This new publication provides an overview of a decade of spatial art based on Robijns’ ‘Reset’ idea.