Sequence #28 (Castrato)

Sunville is a research by Ives Maes on the objecthood of photography that ranges from old photographic techniques and expired film to digital 3D technology

Inkjet print on Epson Bright White 300 gsm, oak frame, UV glass;

36,2 x 49,5 x 3 cm;


Recorded in 2014, printed in 2018


Ives Maes is a multidisciplinary artist who mainly works with photography and installations. Since November 2013 he has been working on a new series about his heimat, a photographic document about the village of Zonhoven - Sunville. These recordings ended symbolically in March 2015 after a partial solar eclipse in the area. Since then he has been editing these recordings in the form of photo sculptures and photographic installations. The first works from this series were shown in 2015 while in residency at the Woning Van Wassenhove where the artist was the very first resident. The exhibition takes place within the scope of defending his doctorate at the University of Ghent and KASK School of Arts.


SUNVILLE is the English translation of the name of Ives Maes’ native village Zonhoven in Belgium. The photographic series is a personal quest into his memories around specific locations in his hometown. On another level this series is a part of his PhD in the arts research at KASK School of Arts / UGent concerning the physical, sculptural and architectural aspects of photography.



Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

25/03/2018 - 17/06/2018

Solo Exhibition

Installation view by Rik Vannevel