Bonaparte aan de Schelde
Vive Napoléon?! From 1794 to 1814 Antwerp found itself under French rule. This brief period had a considerable impact on the city and on the lives of its inhabitants particularly once Napoleon began to involve himself in Antwerp’s affairs from 1803 onwards. What did the French achieve? What would their further plans have entailed? And how did those 20 years of French rule alter the dynamics and appearance of this port city? Bonaparte aan de Schelde puzzle this extraordinary legacy using paintings, prints, maps, model ships and archive records.
Client: MAS
Scenography, dramaturgy, multimedia: Lien Wauters & Unfold
Year: 2013
Photography: © Kristof Vrancken