“Every director needs a chair, so they can take some distance and look at what they are actually doing.”– Gert Robijns
After having lived and worked in New York, Berlin and Brussels, the artist Gert Robijns returns to his native village, a hamlet with fewer than 200 inhabitants, in the province of Limburg, Belgium.
When his grandmother moves into an old people’s home, he buys her house and creates his masterpiece, Reset Home, a sculpture and art space.
My documentary Reset follows the artist during the construction of Reset Home, a struggle that takes two years to complete. Throughout the ups and downs of the building process we also witness the slow decline of his grandmother and the complex nature of his love-hate relationship with the village. What’s more, the closer we get to him the more we see how heavy and lonely the life of an artist can be.
But at the same time we witness the creation of an impressive artwork and this intriguing man’s unique way of thinking and viewing the world.
More on the documentary: www.reset-film.com
Reset has been broadcasted on the Dutch television by AVROTROS Close Up. Did you miss it? You can still watch it online!