What's he building in there?
Laurent de Wolf
Architect & artist

What's he building in there?

What’s he building in there? With that hook light on the stairs. What’s he building in there? And he’s hiding something from the rest of us. He’s all to himself, I think I know why… With that hook light on the stairs. What’s he building in there?  

It was Tom Waits who inspired Laurent de Wolf for What’s He Building in There?. This mysterious installation appears to be an urban apartment at first sight. During the night this artwork comes alive and turns into a surreal sinister scene where you can see silhouettes moving behind a window. As a visitor you can not exactly work out what is happening. You ask yourself: what is he building in there?

This is exactly what de Wolf wants you to ask yourself. His installation is all about curiosity but also about confronting you with the constant interest in the life of others. Are you a voyeuristic observer or attention-seeking performer?

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