Essaie Pour Une Archéologie Imaginaire.
Photographs by Gilbert Fastenaekens.
66 pp., 20 two color illustrations., 11x11¾".
'Gilbert Gastenaekens decided to continue his night work, but on the industrial sites of Lorraine rather than in urban environments. Although the photos still have a theatrical side which was so evident in 'Nocturne,' as well as a very particular sense of time - that of a rhythmic hold between two beats - they are also, as a while, both more monumental and more bare. They also revealed to the artist a world of imagination, in sites which are hardly an invitation to contemplation. Motorways under construction, nuclear power stations and other industrial sites rise like the vestiges of lost civilization and take on a dimension of almost mythic stature.'