Between March 2020 and November 2021 Bram Van Meervelde and Jan Lemaire went beachcombing on the banks of the river Schelde. In a particularly random year, treasure hunting became their river therapy. One fascinating tea towel after another filled with coins, marbles, pipes is displayed in this book designed by Jean-Michel Meyers. With an introduction by Jill Mathieu and Annelies Desmet and a work by Rinus Vandevelde.
‘The more trash we’ve dug through to get to our treasure, the more it becomes. Hence the mud-crusted trouvailles. We’ve had to make our hands dirty and—like any good romance—half the pleasure lies in the hunt. So we go hunting for crap that’s out of place. Crap that becomes a find, simply because it was lost. A diamond is nothing very special in a jewellery store, but it’s everything when found among discarded fish.’
Stockmans Art Books, 2021, 128 pages, 26,5 x 22 cm, colour illustrations, hardcover, English