Although the photographic medium forms the basis of Bart Lunenburg’s practice, a photograph can also be the start of a drawing, which can lead to a scale model. Subsequently, the scale model can lead to a sculpture in an installation or be used as an object in a performance in a video work.
In his work, Bart Lunenburg focuses on architecture, public space and our perception of these spaces; his work can take the form of a photographic series, video work, scale model, sculpture, drawing and performance.
He is highly fascinated with the kind of ideologies with which the architectural spaces around us are designed; for example, the modernist idea that light and space are primarily conditions for human well-being. Windows, walls and facades form a recurring motive in his work. In his practice, over the past few years, Bart has focused on the function and role of the window in our daily environment and as a motive in the history of art and architecture. In his most recent project, A Building’s Memory, he focuses on the erosion of architecture and the memory of houses, streets and cities in the changing urban landscape. In this project, the interaction between human and scale model takes a central role.