Mobile Medium University Revisited (floating U.I.A.)
Mixed Media, 110 x 60 x 25 cm.
Materials: wood, plastic, paint, plexi
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp, Bruikleen UA, Universiteit Antwerpen (Inv. no. S0114).
Mobile Medium University (Floating U.I.A) is one of Deleu’s first architectural proposals (1972; M HKA has the ‘revisited’ version, 1982). The idea was to use three brightly painted aircraft carriers (this was the time of the Vietnam War) for a perpetual tour of Antwerp University College’s entire activities. This theme of mobility and displacement is present in Deleu’s Proposals (1972–1980), four of which are now in the M HKA collection. The series formulates outlandish but credible anarchic approaches to issues still waiting to be addressed, such as the environment (e.g. city agriculture), the social contract (e.g. non-programmed TV broadcasts) or public memory (e.g. re-cycling historical monuments as social housing).
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31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
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27 September 2013 - 05 January 2014.
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Le PAQUEBOT "FRANCE". Voo...
Luc Deleu, Le PAQUEBOT "FRANCE". Voorstel tot recycling van de SS "France" door ombouw tot ideeëntransportschip na de installatie aldaar van de Europa Medium Universiteit, 1970. Print, ink, laminated paper, 116 x 111 cm.
SATURNUS V. Voorstel de b...
Luc Deleu, SATURNUS V. Voorstel de bestaande raketten te gebruiken om (nucleair) afval naar de zon te schieten [Proposal to Use Existing Rockets for Shooting (Nuclear) Refuse to the Sun], 1975. Print, ink, paper, 115 x 98.5 cm.