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Kuck Elei!

An alternative view of the Luxembourgish territory


Kuck Elei means “look at this” in Luxembourgish. The name is inspired by a very popular TV show from the 70s and 80s, which is part of Luxembourg’s collective memory and acts as a unique testimony of the evolution of the Luxembourgish society. There are so many cliché images that come to mind when thinking of Luxembourg that, when asked to produce a body of work for a book, I chose to make pictures that represent another side of Luxembourg to me. I’m originally from Belgium and I my foreign eye helped me isolate details, paradoxes and hidden surprises, sometimes using symbolism and irony. I tried to create a deconstructed vision of Luxembourg through alternative postcards linked to one another, in the form of a visual and surrealistic ‘exquisite corpse’.

The book

Commissionned, 2017
Hardcover, clothbound, 23x17.5 cm, 56 pages
Photographs by Sébastien Cuvelier
Texts in English, French and German by Paul di Felice and Pierre Ahlborn
Design by Danielle Boever
Edition of 1000 in a sealed box with a Dibond print

Not for sale

Exhibitions & publications

Kuck Elei was exhibited at the Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles (France) in 2017, as part as the Flux Feelings group exhibition. Other photographers included Martin Parr, Stephen Gill, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Lewis Baltz, Joan Fontcuberta, Charles Fréger and Paul Gaffney.

A catalogue from the exhibition was published, displaying works from all the artists exhibited.

Three different sets of promotional material were produced around the exhibition. One of them featured my Schueberfouer picture, which ended up on posters, postcards and pin badges.

 

The exhibition was then showed at Cercle Cité (Luxembourg) in May 2018.