Attacked, 2021, sizes vary, 3 piece table set, steel parts, swords, cleaver knives, ritual knife, sabre, steel parts, wood glue
Table series Attacked features an old three piece table set gifted to Van Eeckhoutte. In an act of violence, the three simple but sturdy tables were wrecked and rendered useless in their fulfilment of table services.
Van Eeckhoutte repaired the set and left behind what he thought now suited them best. The weaponry casually embodies the set and makes them fill a larger space both physically and mentally. In Van Eeckhoutte’s ideas of violence, the three piece set holds on to the force inflicted and is enriched by it. Laying eyes on their table-tops is enough to read and feel this stored energy.