THE JOURNEY I 2009 I 05’00”
New work, commissioned by Contour 2009

Mira Sanders’ new project takes as its point of departure the history and evolution of tourism, the question of increased mobility and travel that was democratised at the second half of the twentieth century, and how this history is represented as image. Beginning with an old post card of a landscape observation tower in Heist-op-den-Berg, Sanders proceeds to examine a whole host of images of tourist monuments and landmarks, translating them into drawings to examine their meaning.



Mira Sanders’ multi-disciplinary practice revolves around issues of representation. Recently, she was artist-in-residence at the CEAC (Chinese-European Art Center) of the Xiamen University in China and also exhibited there. In 2007 she was laureate of the Young Belgian Painting Award.

The Journey, 2009
Single channel video, video, 05’00’’
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Filles du Calvaire, Brussels