Continuing his line of sarcastic celebration, Gilissen created a massive illuminated sign designed to broadcast the truism “It’s All Downhill From Here On.” Measuring 9.5 x 12 meters and featuring one thousand light bulbs, this rotating, flashing light sculpture has been shown in the night sky of Brussels and Ostend, and appeared, for one night only, in Rotterdam. In the Belgian context, it was read as a comment upon the political stalemate that is crippling the country, but the work’s message is more enogmatic than a purely political reading could allow. Suspended from a massive crane – usually an icon of construction and progress – the cross-shaped text references the current day confusion between religion and marketing, and offers a new form of surprisingly silent protest.