About Le réduit

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Guided tour

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Guided tour

Based entirely on archival materials, Le Réduit by Sven Augustijnen compiles different stories of a highly ambitious project initiated by the Belgian government in Congo in the mid 1950s. Marked by different temporalities and straddling the fine line between fact and fiction, the exhibition reveals the layered history of the construction of a governmental city and military base.
The artist and the curator lead the visitors through the photos, aerial shots, carbon copies and architecture plans featured in Le Réduit, and share the development of the project, one that emerged from dynamic and critical conversations constantly questioning the editing and manipulation of archives.

Image: Le Réduit a project by Sven Augustijnen La Loge, 2016 anonymous photographs Courtesy of the artist, La Loge and Centre de Documentation historique des Forces armées