Le Petit Rempart

by Vincen Beeckman

Le Petit Rempart is a poetic and social project carried out by the Belgian photographer Vincen Beeckman with the residents of the Le Petit Rempart emergency center in Brussels.

“Every time I come it’s as if nothing has changed. As if I had paused then played. Everything is calm except for the more turbulent children. The soup is coming. It’s the meal. The days are like a permanent restart. Kind of a long wait. When there is no movement the light turns off. We are all in the dark. So one gets up or another. He makes movements with his arms. The motion detector responds and the light returns.