Terrain Vague Les Brasseurs Liège. Created in collaboration with Gladys Zeevaarders. During a workshop at Les Brasseurs in Liège, Belgium, 2017. Invited by the owner Jerôme to make group exhibition and participate in the workshops.
During the workshop Pariah, we experienced to present our works in public. Talk with gallerists and professional artists. Whom gave us critical feedback, in order to improve ourselves. All artists and gallerist worked with social-political controversial works. It was indeed a great experience and a great team of people. It was an exchange of information, and it was an excellent opportunity to exhibit.
Because Gladys has a preference for abandoned locations. She decided to take me to one abandoned university in Liege. Everywhere at the parking spot, you could see broken porcelain and ceramics. However, you don’t know this, that I am a porcelain freak. Because it is my little secret. I love to collect the patterns on cups and floors.
As a kid, I started picking up the most beautiful pieces. Meanwhile collecting and pointing them out to Gladys. Diving completely in my fascination. Within minutes we couldn’t carry the bricks by hand anymore. In addition, we continued with the truck of my car. This discovery was the reason why we decided to collaborate. Because it would combine our interests, and it led to a great collaboration. We decided together that this would be an excellent foundation for our art piece.
Within minutes we couldn’t carry the bricks by hand anymore. In addition, we continued with the truck of my car.
During the residency daily, we collected the ceramic from abandoned locations. We created a new landscape in the basement of the exhibition space. Meanwhile, Gladys and I made recordings describing the surroundings. On the locations where we found our collection of ceramics.
During the opening, we deconstructed the work. In order to move the landscape of ceramic pieces from the basement towards the window space.
In the end, the basement contained the remains of the initial landscape guided by stories. While in the store window the new piece became visible for the spectator.
Terrain Vague Les Brasseurs Liège – Wood, ceramic, plastic, metal and rope. Sound 90 sec & performance duration 15 minutes. Exhibited Les Brasseurs, Liege. https://www.rtc.be/video/culture/liege-workshop-aux-brasseurs-art-contemporain-_1494725_325.html