Gladstone Gallery


Jos de Gruyter & Harald Tys – Macro

Gladstone Gallery Rue du Grand Cerf 12 Grotehertstraat, 1000 Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

At the end of the 1970s, we watched ‘Micro Macro’ on Belgian television every day. In this game show, a number of candidates were shown an extreme close-up of an object. While the image zoomed out very slowly, they had to guess which item it was. Whoever recognized it first won the corresponding object. Usually, it was a trivial thing like an ashtray, a padlock, a bucket or a mixer.