Frederik van Simaey was invited to realise the final exhibition of the Space is a Word series. A worthy candidate in the sense that he literally gives meaning to its subject. “Being literal” may be suggestive of an approach that is too direct, but in this case the suggestion is by no means a disqualification. Van Simaey is an escape artist – even a bit of an alchemist- creating something out of nothing and capable of making things appear and dissapear . The space behind the word (and vice versa).