Gideon van der Stelt
Other, Student Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
I walk in order to sleep, even when it rains. Late every evening I go outside and wander through the streets of this neighbourhood. My eyes are automatically drawn inside through the windows. Many of the adjacent dwellings have similar interiors. In other cases, however, I wonder how such very different spaces can be separated merely by a dividing wall.
Then I’m back home, sitting upright in my bed. What my downstairs neighbour does in his apartment is a mystery to me. My floor is his ceiling but all I know is that every evening he races around his room screaming like an angry demon.
In my Vedute, the dynamic between different dwellings is represented in a way that alludes to a vertical triptych. Hell, life and heaven as a block of flats.