Photographer and storyteller Jelle Vermeersch returned to his roots using an old tractor and cattle car as a recording studio. He met and listened to the people living in the countryside. This exhibition is the account of his journey of two thousand kilometres through the countryside and the seasons.

Vermeersch travelled all across Belgium and visited the Westhoek region, Borinage, the Ardennes, Limburg and returned to Ghent via the polders and the Dutch province of Zeeland. Along the way, he made portraits and had conversations with people whose little stories are inextricably linked with the greater history of the countryside. The result of his journey is a stunning patchwork in words and pictures of harsh truths at times.

This activity takes place on a location within the low emission zone

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