“Two or three times he had a mechanical glanced at the empty chair before the desk and Diem finally understood that it was the seat of Andrée who has been sitting there. That chair, which incidentally had nothing special and hasn’t been replaced since Friday, seemed to irritate Tony and the judge-commissioner set him, while he paced the room, against the wall.”
(Georges Simenon – La chambre bleue)
This text fragment by Simenon and a film fragment of Gummo (by Harmony Korine – 1997) inspired Stijn to fight with “a chair”. Out of this destruction he constructed three chairs.
This video (2004) is a study for the sculptures.