The impressive project “Reading Between the Lines” by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh was officially presented on September 24 in the Z-OUT project of Z33, in the city of Borgloon-Heers, Limburg, Belgium. The church, a mix of artistic and architectural object, consists of 30 tons of steel, 2000 columns, built on a fundament of armed concrete.
“Reading Between the Lines” is rather than a mere reflection of a cultural or religious representation. As architectural space, conveys the austerity of an idea that takes shape as it is transparent and let “be” between the lines of the horizontal plates. Among its many readings, the project exhibits in fact an inquiry. An ironic and romantic vision of space and object: it is object and space at the same time. As an object of art, escapes the classic function and rituals or behaviors that are usually generated in a church, because it questions itself as such. Thus is presented in this work an incredible dialectic and visual experience, at a public space.