Adapt-r

The historical sensation. About a helmet with two bullet holes, a skull with a dent and dead rabbits.

Koen Broucke

My research centres on the image of battlefields. A first stage of my PhD research into the Battle of Waterloo exhibited in the Royal Library in Brussels. Current research focuses on Scapa Flow, the main base of the Royal Navy during the World Wars, and suggests the battlefield as seascape and landscape. 
My research is based on my practice as an artist. I walk, read, draw and paint to understand complex historical events through a diverse range of entry points and research tactics.
Recently encountered, the helmet of the Scottish author Eric Linklater is an intriguing illustration of the historical sensation (a concept of the Dutch historian John Huizinga, 1920) and a good example of this concept in my methodology. 

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PhD phase
PRS 2

PRS
Ghent 2016

Disciplines
arts

Affiliation
ADAPT-r

Researcher
Early Stage Researcher