WHERE’S YOUR HEAD AT? / 2019   The authentic skeleton of the Camptosaurus is dated from the Upper Jurassic (154 My) and is a single individual found in Albany County (Wyoming, USA). It is 3.76 m long (12.34 feet), 1.40 m high (4.6 ft) and 0.94 m wide (3 feet). The original head of the Camptosaurus was around 25 cm (9.8 inch) in size. His brain will have been between 6 cm (2.3 inch) and 8 cm (3.1 inch)….    Read more

WHERE’S YOUR HEAD AT? / 2019

The authentic skeleton of the Camptosaurus is dated from the Upper Jurassic (154 My) and is a single individual found in Albany County (Wyoming, USA). It is 3.76 m long (12.34 feet), 1.40 m high (4.6 ft) and 0.94 m wide (3 feet). The original head of the Camptosaurus was around 25 cm (9.8 inch) in size. His brain will have been between 6 cm (2.3 inch) and 8 cm (3.1 inch)….
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LAST WORDS / 2019   From the age of 13 , Nicole Swennen worked as a cleaning lady at St-Anna Hospital, later at the St-Jozef Hospital, where she worked until she was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 62. One month before her retirement. This artwork resonates her last words. Artist Tom Herck about  Last Words : "A few months after the diagnosis of ALS-myotrophic lateral sclerosis, my mother, Nicole, lost her speech….    Read more

LAST WORDS / 2019

From the age of 13 , Nicole Swennen worked as a cleaning lady at St-Anna Hospital, later at the St-Jozef Hospital, where she worked until she was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 62. One month before her retirement. This artwork resonates her last words. Artist Tom Herck about Last Words: "A few months after the diagnosis of ALS-myotrophic lateral sclerosis, my mother, Nicole, lost her speech….
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EUROVISION / 2018   “I'ts the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life.” But where are we heading today? Tom Herck’s interactive artwork    Euro Vision  (2018) explores whether our sails are still set for Europe, or if we might have lost our Eurovision. rebuilding itself in the 1950s, the European Broadcasting Union set up a committee to search for ways of bringing together the countries around a ‘light entertainment…    Read more

EUROVISION / 2018

“I'ts the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life.” But where are we heading today? Tom Herck’s interactive artwork Euro Vision (2018) explores whether our sails are still set for Europe, or if we might have lost our Eurovision. rebuilding itself in the 1950s, the European Broadcasting Union set up a committee to search for ways of bringing together the countries around a ‘light entertainment…
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HOLY COW / 2017   Holy Cow is an autonomous project of the artist Tom Herck. It is an overwhelming piece of art, exhibited in the church of Kuttekoven, Belgium. It is not a coincidence that Tom Herck created this piece of art at the age of 33, which was the age of Jesus being crucified.On the floor there is a giant tub (81 square metres) containing 5000 litres of water mixed with powder and milk…    Read more

HOLY COW / 2017

Holy Cow is an autonomous project of the artist Tom Herck. It is an overwhelming piece of art, exhibited in the church of Kuttekoven, Belgium.
It is not a coincidence that Tom Herck created this piece of art at the age of 33, which was the age of Jesus being crucified.On the floor there is a giant tub (81 square metres) containing 5000 litres of water mixed with powder and milk…
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THE COLLECTOR / 2017   It was a megalomaniac idea to paint a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. However, as I inquired more about the sometimes tragic story behind this particular fighter jet and the collector, the envisaged painting aswell as the peculiar activity of collecting took on more depth and meaning. The Lockheed F-104 was eventually painted with a Death's Head Moth and punctured with a life sized needle, thereby referring    Read more

THE COLLECTOR / 2017

It was a megalomaniac idea to paint a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. However, as I inquired more about the sometimes tragic story behind this particular fighter jet and the collector, the envisaged painting aswell as the peculiar activity of collecting took on more depth and meaning. The Lockheed F-104 was eventually painted with a Death's Head Moth and punctured with a life sized needle, thereby referring Read more

MISSING / 2017   In  Missing  (2017) Tom Herck plays with the the nostalgia evoked by vintage items like the milk cartons from our school days. Before Facebook and Amber Alerts the grainy images of missing boys and girls ‘sat’ beside Americans at breakfast time during the 1980s. Though successful the campaign sourly ended because it was ‘frightening the children’. In  Missing  the portrait is replaced by a mirror…   Read more

MISSING / 2017

In Missing (2017) Tom Herck plays with the the nostalgia evoked by vintage items like the milk cartons from our school days. Before Facebook and Amber Alerts the grainy images of missing boys and girls ‘sat’ beside Americans at breakfast time during the 1980s. Though successful the campaign sourly ended because it was ‘frightening the children’. In Missing the portrait is replaced by a mirror…
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FLY FAST, DIE LAST / 2017   Belgian artist Tom Herck gives an account of his adventures when he set off to an adventure in the Canadian wilderness. “They took me to this camp at Takla lake (British Columbia), more than 400 kilometers away from the nearest town, where there’s almost no cell phone signal. A place where, if an accidents with animals, guns or other stuff happens, a helicopter has to come. A rough place…    Read more

FLY FAST, DIE LAST / 2017

Belgian artist Tom Herck gives an account of his adventures when he set off to an adventure in the Canadian wilderness. “They took me to this camp at Takla lake (British Columbia), more than 400 kilometers away from the nearest town, where there’s almost no cell phone signal. A place where, if an accidents with animals, guns or other stuff happens, a helicopter has to come. A rough place…
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CONNECT ONE / 2016   In  Connect One  (2016) Tom Herck gives shape to life in a time of moral uncertainty. The artist was particularly struck by the way values got scattered in ‘the land of liberty, equality and fraternity’ after the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks. While the attack may evoke comparisons to earlier tragedies in New York, London, or Madrid, France’s relationship with its Muslim citizens is complex, particular, and…    Read more

CONNECT ONE / 2016

In Connect One (2016) Tom Herck gives shape to life in a time of moral uncertainty. The artist was particularly struck by the way values got scattered in ‘the land of liberty, equality and fraternity’ after the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks. While the attack may evoke comparisons to earlier tragedies in New York, London, or Madrid, France’s relationship with its Muslim citizens is complex, particular, and…
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THE DECLINE / 2016   The "Decline" is a 60-ton construction shows a house of cards made of nine concrete play cards and has a scale of thirty five feet high and nineteen and a half feet wide. The construction is literally as big as a house. The traditional images on the cards are replaced by a selection of historical figures, world leaders and dictators. The selected images and the shape of the cards are being presented as a metaphor   Read more

THE DECLINE / 2016

The "Decline" is a 60-ton construction shows a house of cards made of nine concrete play cards and has a scale of thirty five feet high and nineteen and a half feet wide. The construction is literally as big as a house. The traditional images on the cards are replaced by a selection of historical figures, world leaders and dictators. The selected images and the shape of the cards are being presented as a metaphor Read more

CONFESSION / 2015   A ghostly reminder of destruction, oppression and isolation, Tom Herck’s  Confession  prompts us to consider the nature of war and existence. At first glance, the installation appears at the viewer as a dreamlike carbonized bunker. The work causes a significant tension between past and present, recollecting Second World War bunkers as well as contemporary quasi-apocalyptic…    Read more

CONFESSION / 2015

A ghostly reminder of destruction, oppression and isolation, Tom Herck’s Confession prompts us to consider the nature of war and existence. At first glance, the installation appears at the viewer as a dreamlike carbonized bunker. The work causes a significant tension between past and present, recollecting Second World War bunkers as well as contemporary quasi-apocalyptic…
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15 MIN. OF FAME / 2013   "A church is normally a building intended for public worship," explains Tom Herck. "A church exists, so to speak, as long as man exists. And yet the last few years we have seen a dramatic exodus from the churches. If this movement continues, churches will be completely empty in a few years. While the church still plays an important role in society.”“The exodus from the churches is the result of a …    Read more

15 MIN. OF FAME / 2013

"A church is normally a building intended for public worship," explains Tom Herck. "A church exists, so to speak, as long as man exists. And yet the last few years we have seen a dramatic exodus from the churches. If this movement continues, churches will be completely empty in a few years. While the church still plays an important role in society.”“The exodus from the churches is the result of a …
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