Mall of Europe
HD Video 26'
Sound by: Maxime Rouquart
Emma van der Put (2018)
Courtesy tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam
Mall of Europe is a reflection on the current Brussels Expo area, where in the past several World Fairs were held. Build as a stage for representing the ‘state of the world’, Expo ’58 was displaying ideal ways of living and hopes for a prosperous future made possible by technology. Now echoes of these ideas can be found in the still inhabited modernist ‘Model Neighbourhood’. Current plans for the modernization of the Brussels Expo area, which are ought to be completed in 2021, will add a new chapter to the thinking about an ideal society.