Charlotte Lybeer

Through photography, Charlotte Lybeer (BE) researches applications of the capsular civilization, as this phenomenon is called by philosopher Lieven De Cauter. In his book (“De capsulaire beschaving”, 2004), he presents the image of a society dominated by fear, enclosure and simulation.

From 2003 until 2008, Charlotte Lybeer lived in and photographed gated communities and actual “theme parks” in the US, South-Africa, Europe, China and the Arab Emirates. The success of these “enclaves” proves that in our society without boundaries, we still desire controllability. It seems that happiness is only possible in an artificial reality where everything is under control of its makers. An architectural décor is being built; a scene in which the inhabitants step away from everyday reality.

The photo projects of Charlotte Lybeer were internationally exhibited and published and are extensively documented via the website


Charlotte Lybeer - The Villages, Orange County Turkije
Charlotte Lybeer - The Villages
Charlotte Lybeer - The Villages


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02.10 to 31.12.2011
02.10 to 31.12.2011
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