HET OUDE KABINET / HET VERTREK

The grand cabinet had a prominent place in the dining-room at my grandparent's house. They must have been proud of this important piece of furniture, at least given the fact that my grandfather made a scale model of the cabinet for my sister to play with.
Later, the cabinet stood for many years in my parent's house and finally in storage, waiting for a new purpose.
Pondering about this cabinet and the past, about the small cabinet that becomes large within the play of children, about the thin separation between reality and fantasy, where here and there, then and now can easily connect, I created this installation.

Behind the large cabinet a photograph is installed, depicting the scale-model in an empty room, while the actual model is places left of the large cabinet. while behind it , a photograph shows teh small cabinat, but printed on a scale that it matches teh size of the original cabinet.