David Helbich: Belgian Solutions
Published by MediuMER.
David Helbich (born 1973) is a German-born, Brussels-based conceptual artist who has created various experimental works on stage, in writing, online and in public spaces. In 2006, Helbich began a series of photographs of witty, at times hilarious, hands-on "solutions" for the everyday environment. These photographs depict absurd scenes such as a staircase that leads to a solid wall, or an unwittingly confusing set of signs for an escalator or a bike route. "I called this a solution, not a failure. At one time, it made sense," says Helbich regarding the title of this publication. Interested in the audience reception of his work, Helbich began posting the photos of these "Belgian solutions" to his social media platform and the project grew to include contributions from viewers around the globe and eventually garnered international attention. Belgian Solutions gathers over 300 images from Helbich's series, including many from the project's contributors.
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