Sleep Around The Clock
Yes, sometimes the finest Belgian B&B's and hotels receive some I Love Belgium love. As we assume you'll visit Belgium after seeing and reading our blog, we'll make sure you're housed in the most welcoming places. So this time we go to Ghent and have a look at the temporary hotel-room, 23 m above the ground and build around the clock tower of Ghent's main train station.
The room was conceptualized for art experience project TRACK by Japanse artist Tazu Rous. In this project, the division between public and private space is eliminated, because the huge clock that normally towers high above the people will now come palpably closer. In the intimacy of Rous’ room, the visitor comes face to face with a public monument which, in the course of his daily routine, he always observes at a distance, only half consciously and in a fraction of a second.
Tazu Rous is well-know for his spatial ‘encounters’ with unusual proportions using iconic objects taken from public space. When he arrived in Europe in 1987 he was struck by the excessive – but also familiar and thus almost unnoticed – presence of public monuments and statues in the streets. By enclosing them in unexpected private settings they can be experienced anew, or ‘differently’.
As from Saturday 2 June visitors to TRACK who have a ticket can view the room between 12 noon and 6 pm. You can also spend the night in this room as from Sunday 3 June. Book your stay here.