'Pl. du Jeu de Balle', also known as ‘Vossenplein’ (Fox Square) and the ‘Old Market’. 'Place du Jeu de Balle' is one of Europe's most well-known flea markets. Since the 17th century, it is has been an active hub for market-goers in and around Brussels. 

Each morning, items are curated on tables, in boxes, or on a large, spread out piece of cloth on the floor. Each day, the market seller will change their display and through-out the morning and early afternoon, somebody will purchase an item, or take it in their hands to look at it, and it'll be subtracted from a composition.  

By recording  the formation, the objects become fixated, just as light is fixated on the film-roll, and by turning these objects into a framed composition, the original functional or decorative purpose is removed.

Here stands a collection of materials: crystal, glass, pearl, shell, chinaware, porcelain, ivory, plastic, tin, satin, velvet, et cetera. The combination of shapes, colour and material criss-cross, embellishing the scenery. The previous worth and value of the  once upon  time treasures has diminished. They are now old time glory snippets of domestic human living, examples of material and design that we previously (and in some cases still do) surrounded ourselves with. 

This is an on-going collection of film photographs depicting collectable and desirable historical objects at one market over the course of a year.

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