Gijs Van Vaerenbergh. Reading Between the Lines, 2011
Architectural artwork ‘Reading Between the Lines’ by design office Gijs Van Vaerenbergh was built within the scope of the art in public space project Pit – Art in Public Space in Borgloon-Heers by Z33 House for Contemporary Art in 2011. Made of thin layers of steel, the church is also known as the ‘See-through Church.’
Belgian architect duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh built a see-through church for Borgloon, Belgium, as a part of Pit – Art in Public Space in Borgloon-Heers, a public space art project organized by Z33 House for Contemporary Art in 2011.
‘Reading Between the Lines’ reaches 10 metres in height and consists of 100 stacked layers of steel plate in the shape of a church of Loon. The 30-ton construction enables the landscape to be seen through the church, both from far and up-close. The church is both present, but also absent in the landscape – there as a vague shadow, but also suggesting absence of a church.
The artwork is located in an agricultural area along a walking path and is only accessible by foot or bicycle. Download a map (pdf).