‘Here’s No Pleasant Town’ is the visualisation of a concept, the 3D-animation of an idea. The artist might decide to make it an installation at a later date.
This work is interactive. It shows the visitor a town on a table. As long as the visitor keeps his distance, the town remains unchanged. As soon as the visitor comes closer, the houses start toppling 180 degrees. They then disappear and only sand remains. When more visitors gather around the work, the whole town becomes a barren wasteland.
The artist comments the current refugee problem and the defensive attitude of the Western World towards the stranger, the foreigner or the visitor. Territorial instincts and nationalism are back. ‘Here’s No Pleasant Town’ wants to make the visitor feel how it is to be unwelcome or excluded.