Construction: Jacques + Justin Verkest / Visuals: Maya Stoffijn, Sander Van Bellegem, Rose Thys
The industriemuseum, an museum that focusses on the old textile industry in Ghent, wanted something fresh for Museumnacht. At this night, the museums are free for the public. We decided to interact with the pbulic and let them touch certain aspects of the textile industry. The creators collective Nerdlab designed this ‘drawing loom’ with which you and the other visitors can create a tapestry of the beautiful city of Ghent. Controlled by a midicontroller, get inspired by the sounds and silhouettes of the industrial Ghent of the 19th century.
The Jean-Jacques Collective grew as a remembrance to past days when both brothers were leaders in the Chiro
(a Flemish movement that aims to support young people in their physical,
mental and spiritual development through play and being outdoors).
Even though Jannes, Simen and Helena were schooled in different fields,
a passion for eco-politics advocated through storytelling and photography, connected them.
They believe that to induce long-term change within any given society, which is stabilized by a committed government,
is to persuade that same government to change their policies. Top-down and bottom-up models in a necessary equilibrium.
Where both the people and whoever represents them find each other in a poised climate.
They advocate dignity through design and beauty, and capture time unfiltered and honest.
Moreover, Jean-Jacques Collective is a free space for creativity, we design, build, curate, photograph and write,
always trying to find common ground to work on. We strongly support the interchange of ideas between different fields.
It is on this cross-section that JJC really thrives. We are not one, we are a collection of many things.