The Residence –

location & photo props

A photo shoot in collaboration with the photographer Kristien Daem was set up during the filming of The Residence (a wager for the afterlife) (2012). Part of the photo shoot took place during the filming of the scenes with the Chinese artist/architect Ma wen in Belgium.

Another part was photographed during the filming of the scenes with two actors at the location of a private villa in Belgium. Together with the photographer Kristien Daem, Vermeir & Heiremans created new autonomous scenes for the photographs separate from the film script. The pictures themselves were used as 'props' in the film The Residence (a wager for the afterlife): they appear on the walls of Ma Wen's office and at the end of the film the photographs are burned on the beach.

The pictures are also part of 'In-residence Magazine' (2012), an artist publication in the form of a 'faux' lifestyle magazine that was first presented at Manifesta 9, 2012.


A photo series of 17 pictures by Vermeir & Heiremans in collaboration with Kristien Daem. Print and size variable.