Studio Pieter Boels

Museum Plantin-Moretus

The Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp was founded in 1555 as the first industrial printing works in history. It houses the oldest printing press in the world and was named as a UNESCO world heritage in 2005, the first museum worldwide to have been given this honour.

On 30 September 2016 it reopened after being fully refurbished, with a festive weekend full of animation. The museum asked me to do a performance during the entire weekend, so I used the windows of cafes and shops on the surrounding square as my canvas. 

I wrote paragraphs of Pegasides Pleyn ende den Lust-hof der maeghden, a poetic publication by Jean Baptiste Houwaert from 1583, printed by Christoffel Plantin.