Keep track of Jacqueline Mesmaeker
In Conversation au bord de la Seine, 1984-2017, Jacqueline Mesmaeker refers to the history of art and architecture, more specifically to Violet-Le Duc. The staircase has the same proportions as prescribed in his work ‘Histoire d’une Maison’. Each step is 15 cm tall and 30 cm deep to make climbing the stairs easier. This way, she evokes a meeting with this artist.
« I see my work, » said Mesmaeker once, « as attention directed to everyday things or literature, as emphasizing things that could be forgotten and as thanks for the fact that we are able to see and notice things.” (photo Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Conversation au bord de la Seine, 1984-2017 ©Jacqueline Mesmaeker)