Peter Dekens: Shaky – Traces of the Great War at the Ypres Salient
Edition of 600 copies
Peter Dekens, graphic design Rob van Hoesel
The Eriskay Connection, 2019
Peter Dekens’ first memory of the First World War dates from 1979. His cousin died while dismantling an old projectile. The traces of the Great War have been almost completely erased from the Belgian landscape, but to this day, human remains and projectiles are still found along the former front line in Ypres. With ‘Shaky Ground’ Peter Dekens tells the story of these remains and offers a reflection on the current European situation in which the awareness of the importance of unity stands on shaky ground again.