Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers was originally made for the “My Home, My Castle” exposition in Museum Oud Amelisweerd. It is an interactive votive candle table that reflects the visitor in real-time.

The votive candles refer to a particular part of the history of the Oud Amelisweerd manor. The room that the installation is a part of used to be the chapel for an order of friars. Over eighty friars lived in the house for a couple of years after they were forced out of their original monastery because of the second World War. Novices were trained here in skills like woodworking and electrics, which gave us a bit of a personal connection while working on this installation.