Takahiro Suzuki Press Clipping
'Artists touch the soul
of coal miners'
An international company of six artists was inspired by the coal history
of Limburg. The result of this exchange of ideas between industrial archaeology
and artistic creativity is to be seen at the "Barenzaal" and
the "Magazijn" at the mine site of Winterslag. "Some of
the coal miners got tears in their eyes when they saw recognisable situations
and objects", says Martine Geerts, organiser and curator of the exposition
......... The Japanese artist Takahiro Suzuki writes in Japanese characters
Ikiro, Be Alive. He brings one thousand of these expressions together
in what seems like a cemetery of live in the magazijn, about 100 meters
further than the main building. Every day he rebuilds his monotone installation
of meditation together with two of Martine's children.